$50,359
Avg. Salary
$20.82
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,628

Bonus

$1,551

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Welder Lead Hand is $20.82 per hour.

The average pay for a Welder Lead Hand is $50,359 per year.

$15.25
10%
$20.82
50%
$28.52
90%
MEDIAN $20.82
$36k
10%
$50k
50%
$98k
90%
MEDIAN $50,359
$35,745 - $97,879
$36K
$50K
$98K
MEDIAN: $50,359
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90%

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$0$97K
Salary $35,745 - $97,879
Bonus $241 - $6,182
Profit Sharing $715 - $9,787
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,565 - $73,854
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 22
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $15.25 - $28.52
Overtime $22.25 - $45.17
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $241 - $6,182
Profit Sharing $715 - $9,787
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,565 - $73,854
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 316

Job Description for Welder Lead Hand

Welding is a physically strenuous job that is a vital part of fields such as construction and automobile manufacturing. In many instances, several people perform different welding jobs for a project, working either according to their specialties or on the work that must be completed most quickly. Groups of welders are overseen by a welder lead hand. Lead hands are found in several other areas of construction and manufacturing work; like other lead hands, the welder lead hand directly supervises people performing a specific job (in this case, welding). The welder lead hand is responsible for ensuring that the welders' contribution to the overall process remains high and is conducted in safe conditions. The welder lead hand acts as a sort of liaison between upper management and front-line employees, and they take on a direct supervisory role to ensure that work progresses at an optimal pace.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Welder Lead Hand


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Welder Lead Hand Job Listings

Popular Skills for Welder Lead Hand

Pay by Experience Level for Welder Lead Hand

Pay by Experience for a Welder Lead Hand has a positive trend. An entry-level Welder Lead Hand with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Welder Lead Hand with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Welder Lead Hand which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 69 salaries. A Welder Lead Hand with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 50 salaries.

Welder Lead Hand Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Welder Lead Hand?

Welder Lead Hand in Brady:
"Loadcraft is not a place to work at."
Pros: See my grandkids everyday
Cons: The company I'm working for

Welder Lead Hand in Claremont:
"Good."
Pros: Being able to build big bridges.
Cons: The managers are not good at all.

Welder Lead Hand in Nixon:
"Construction skills."
Be ready to work pay attention and do ur best.

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Key Stats for Welder Lead Hand

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
33%

Experience Affects Welder Lead Hand Salaries

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
$48,000

▼7%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Welder Lead Hand Salaries

Welding
▲11%




National Average
$48,000


Blueprints
▼4%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 25%