Average Welding Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Welding Engineer is $76,788.
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$57k - $115k
$501 - $10k
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$26 - $17k
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$52k - $122k

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Job Description for Welding Engineer

Welding Engineer Tasks
  • Evaluate current welding techniques and processes and make recommendations for enhancements.
  • Remain current in state-of-the-field advancements and incorporate new techniques as appropriate.
  • Ensure all procedures and designs meet regulations and requirements.
  • Design and develop new welding techniques, equipment, or fabrication procedures.

Job Satisfaction for Welding Engineer

3.9 out of 5
Highly Satisfied

Popular Employer Salaries for Welding Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Welding Engineer are from the companies General Dynamics Electric Boat, The Babcock and Wilcox Company and Caterpillar, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at General Dynamics Electric Boat where the average pay is $86,432. Caterpillar, Inc. pays the lowest at around $73,056.

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Popular Skills for Welding Engineer

Skills in Welding, Robotic Welding, Writing Procedures & Documentation and Manufacturing Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW).

Pay by Experience Level for Welding Engineer

An entry-level Welding Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $66,055 based on 32 salaries. An early career Welding Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,936 based on 175 salaries. A mid-career Welding Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,253 based on 133 salaries. An experienced Welding Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,235 based on 97 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $98,036.
Employees with Welding Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 34.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Groton, Connecticut (8.3% more) and Cincinnati, Ohio (4.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (2.9% less) and Columbus, Ohio (2.1% less).

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