Average Entry-Level Welder Hourly Pay in Los Angeles, California

$14.00
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Welder in Los Angeles, California is $14.00.
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$9.89
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$14
90%
$25.49
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $25
Total Pay
$20,661 - $55,231

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Welder

An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.00 based on 30 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.68 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.01 based on 31 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Newport News, Virginia earn an average of 25.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (15.1% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (14.3% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 93 survey responses.
Early Career
32.3%
Mid Career
23.7%
Experienced
33.3%
Late Career
10.8%