Welding Engineer Salary

Men account for the majority of Welding Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $76K annually. Total incomes of Welding Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $15K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $52K and $118K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Welding Engineers. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$56,687 - $113,822
$57K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,939
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$14.93 - $51.28
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$0$119K
Salary $56,687 - $113,822
Bonus $968 - $10,339
Profit Sharing $257.60 - $14,544
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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$52,033 - $119,149
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 269
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $14.93 - $51.28
Overtime $23.58 - $59.13
Annual Data $0$119K
Bonus $968 - $10,339
Profit Sharing $257.60 - $14,544
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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$52,033 - $119,149
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47

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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.

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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: $77,090

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 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
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Welding Engineer Salaries

▲32%

▲26%

▲2%

National Average
$77,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Welding Engineer Salaries

Arc Welding
▲21%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲5%

▼0%



Manufacturing Process Engineering
▼0%

National Average
$77,000

Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)
▼8%

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
▼10%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 6%
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