Average Early-Career Welder Hourly Pay in Seattle, Washington

$19.36
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Welder in Seattle, Washington is $19.36.
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$15.04
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$19.36
90%
$29.44
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $29
Bonus
$700 - $19,500
Total Pay
$31,735 - $78,320

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

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 $24.04 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.10 based on 28 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 0.2% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (20.3% less), Chicago, Illinois (17.4% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (14.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 63 survey responses.
Mid Career
33.3%
Experienced
44.4%
Late Career
22.2%