Average Mid-Career Welder with Arc Welding Skills Hourly Pay

$18.40
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$1,500
Bonus
$800
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Welder with Arc Welding skills is $18.40.
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$13.53
MEDIAN
$18.40
90%
$26.91
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $27
Bonus
$204 - $5,106
Profit Sharing
$0 - $800
Total Pay
$29,856 - $67,724

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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 Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Blueprints, 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 $15.12 based on 66 salaries. An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.22 based on 642 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.82 based on 484 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 Houston, Texas earn an average of 20.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (8.7% more) and Orlando, Florida (8.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (18.5% less), Tampa, Florida (2.2% less) and Dallas, Texas (2.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,548 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.3%
Early Career
41.5%
Experienced
31.3%
Late Career
23.0%