$76,043
Avg. Salary
$26.85
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,500

Bonus

$3,034

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Welding Engineer is $26.85 per hour.

The average pay for a Welding Engineer is $76,043 per year.

10%
$15.71
10%
$26.85
50%
$54.01
90%
90%
MEDIAN $26.85
10%
$56k
10%
$76k
50%
$113k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $76,043
$55,941 - $113,131
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$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,043
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$0$118K
Salary $55,941 - $113,131
Bonus $511 - $10,926
Profit Sharing $113 - $19,000
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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$52,561 - $118,917
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 504
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $15.71 - $54.01
Overtime $23.88 - $64.03
Annual Data $0$118K
Bonus $511 - $10,926
Profit Sharing $113 - $19,000
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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$52,561 - $118,917
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 81

Job Description for Welding Engineer

Welding engineering requires a great deal of strength and determination, and these engineers are trained to handle a variety of welding techniques, maintain overall quality, and produce wells. They must always stay up-to-date with current codes and regulations to maintain a safe environment for all employees.

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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.

Welding Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Welding Engineer


Survey results suggest that Welding Engineers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Arc Welding and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Those listing Metal Inert Gas Welding as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding and Submerged Arc Welding also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Robotic Welding also know Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW).

Pay by Experience Level for Welding Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Welding Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Welding Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 169 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Welding Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Welding Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 56 salaries. A Welding Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 64 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,249

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Welding Engineers, Detroit offers exceptional salaries, 26 percent above the national average. Welding Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+4 percent) and Dallas (+3 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Milwaukee. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Cleveland (9 percent lower) and Appleton (8 percent lower).

Welding Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Welding Engineer?

Welding Engineer in Detroit:
"Ghetto."
Pros: The pay
Cons: No one wants to work lot of lazy people

Welding Engineer in Detroit:
Pros: Lots of opportunities close by, at competitive wages.
Cons: Expensive insurance, and it's Detroit.

Welding Engineer in Ogden:
"Living the dream."
Pros: Blue collar environment, hard work.
Cons: Dealing with corporate politics.

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Key Stats for Welding Engineer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
19%

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Experience Affects Welding Engineer Salaries

▲31%

▲26%

▲2%

National Average
$77,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Welding Engineer Salaries

Arc Welding
▲20%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲5%



Manufacturing Process Engineering
▼0%

National Average
$77,000

▼1%

Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)
▼8%

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
▼10%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 8%