Welding Supervisor Salary

Welding Supervisors in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $21.57 per hour. Cash earnings for Welding Supervisors — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing — stretch from around $39K to approximately $87K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$43,172 - $94,441
$43K
$61K
$94K
MEDIAN: $60,526
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$16.09 - $30.13
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$21
$30
MEDIAN: $21.32
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$0$94K
Salary $43,172 - $94,441
Bonus $0.00 - $6,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,292
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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$38,232 - $86,266
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 73
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $16.09 - $30.13
Hourly Tips $1.27
Overtime $22.29 - $45.15
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,292
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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$38,232 - $86,266
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 152

Job Description for Welding Supervisor

Welding supervisors are in charge of supervising welding performance and project completion on behalf of their company. They are responsible for overseeing welding tasks to make sure they meet safety requirements, production schedules and budgets, and product quality requirements. They communicate with welders and others within their organization to reach all organizational goals in a timely manner. Welding supervisors use their strong technical knowledge to recommend changes and anticipate issues with the welding process.

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Welding Supervisor Tasks

  • Oversee staff, hiring, discipline, and safety issues for a welding department.
  • Handle emergent daily problems.
  • Schedule production activities and maintain inventory to increase production and quality.
  • Set maintenance schedules and equipment tolerances, and ensure a safe operating environment.

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Popular Skills for Welding Supervisor


Survey results imply that Welding Supervisors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Blueprints, Tungsten Inert Gas Welding, Welding, and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Robotic Welding as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Fluxed Core Arc Welding and Aluminum Welding also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know Metal Inert Gas Welding are also skilled in Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Welding Supervisor

Pay by Experience for a Welding Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Welding Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 51 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Welding Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Welding Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 92 salaries. A Welding Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 71 salaries.

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Key Stats for Welding Supervisor

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
34%

Experience Affects Welding Supervisor Salaries

▲6%

National Average
$54,000

▼1%

▼3%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Welding Supervisor Salaries

▲3%


▲1%

National Average
$54,000


Aluminum Welding
▼16%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▼18%

Robotic Welding
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 18%