Average Welder Lead Hand Hourly Pay

$21.28
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$1,022
Bonus
$1,483
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The average hourly pay for a Welder Lead Hand is $21.28.
10%
$15.67
MEDIAN
$21.28
90%
$28.23
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $28
Bonus
$300 - $5,000
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$425 - $9,500
Total Pay
$33,971 - $67,861
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What Do Welder Lead Hands Do?

Welder Lead Hand 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.

Job Satisfaction for Welder Lead Hand

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What Are Popular Skills for Welder Lead Hands?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Welder Lead Hands?

An early career Welder Lead Hand with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.80 based on 53 salaries. A mid-career Welder Lead Hand with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.56 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Welder Lead Hand with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.33 based on 90 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Welder Lead Hand in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 15.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cleveland, Ohio (9.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Fresno, California (20.1% less), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (15.4% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (8.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 318 survey responses.
Early Career
16.7%
Mid Career
20.1%
Experienced
28.3%
Late Career
34.9%