Average Welder with Blueprints Skills Hourly Pay

$17.94
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,010
Bonus
$2,400
Commission
$1,478
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Welder with Blueprints skills is $17.94.
10%
$13.57
MEDIAN
$17.94
90%
$25.27
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $25
Bonus
$198 - $4,860
Profit Sharing
$343 - $7,149
Commission
$0 - $2,400
Total Pay
$29,683 - $61,188

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Job Description for Welder

Welder Tasks
  • Cut or join together metal pieces using manual or semi-automatic welding machines.
  • Safely set up and operate welding machines and other shop equipment.
  • Follow blueprints to arrange metal pieces and temporarily fix them into position before welding.
The top respondents for the job title Welder are from the companies Trinity Inc, Caterpillar, Inc. and General Electric Co (GE). Reported salaries are highest at General Electric Co (GE) where the average pay is $21.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Caterpillar, Inc. and Altec Industries, Inc., earning around $19.37 and $18.85, respectively. Lippert Components Inc. pays the lowest at around $15.00. Great Dane Trailers LLC and Waste Management, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $16.40 and $17.17, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Welder

Skills in Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding and Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Manufacturing Fabrication, Welding and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Welder

An entry-level Welder with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.36 based on 59 salaries. An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.63 based on 1,418 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.35 based on 964 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.64 based on 904 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Portland, Oregon earn an average of 15.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (13.7% more) and Houston, Texas (13.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (0.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,928 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.5%
Early Career
36.1%
Mid Career
24.5%
Experienced
23.0%
Late Career
14.8%