Average Early-Career Welder with Blueprints Skills Hourly Pay in Portland, Oregon

$19.60
Avg. Hourly Rate
$1,100
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Welder with Blueprints skills in Portland, Oregon is $19.60.
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$14.30
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$19.60
90%
$23.32
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$14 - $23
Bonus
$0 - $1,100
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$29,958 - $58,732
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What Do Welders Do?

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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Welders?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Welders?

A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $21.00 based on 9 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (17.4% less), Louisville, Kentucky (16.7% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (16.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 14 survey responses.
Mid Career
64.3%
Late Career
35.7%