The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Welder with Pipe Welding skills in Los Angeles, California is $26.04.
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Job Description for Welder
A welder fuses materials, such as steel and aluminum, together to create mechanisms or to fix things that are broken. Some jobs require past experience, while others offer on the job training for entry-level welders. Manual dexterity and the ability to use hand and power tools is needed. Attention to detail is also important to make sure that the job is done right. Mathematical skills are important to carry out calculations and measurements, so that the alignment and dimensions of items being we…Read more
- 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.
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Skills that pay less than market rate include Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding, Welding, Arc Welding and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW).
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Employees with Welder in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 5.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (24.8% less), Dallas, Texas (23.2% less) and Tulsa, Oklahoma (11.4% less).
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