Average Early-Career Welder with Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Skills Hourly Pay in Los Angeles, California

$12.77
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Welder with Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) skills in Los Angeles, California is $12.77.
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$11
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$12.77
75%
$15
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$11 - $15
Total Pay
$29,493 - $47,166

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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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Popular Skills for Welder

Skills in Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Welding, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding and Arc Welding are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Welder

A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.50 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $0.00 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Portland, Oregon earn an average of 42.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (42.5% more) and Houston, Texas (42.2% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 10 survey responses.
Mid Career
50.0%
Experienced
50.0%