The average hourly pay for a Welding Technician is $18.28.
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Job Description for Welding Technician
A welding technician is typically the person who does the welding in construction or assembly work. He or she also makes critical decisions involving the type of welding techniques, equipment, and processes to be used. Especially in construction, a welding technician will regularly encounter a variety of metals and construction situations. Contractors and employers will expect the tech to be well-versed in the latest developments and technology within the field and able to apply it. There are a…Read more
Welding Technician Tasks
- Operate welding equipment safely with special attention paid to all worker health guidelines.
- Collaborate with other members of construction teams to complete projects.
- Complete welding projects in a timely fashion according to timelines established by management.
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Popular Skills for Welding Technician
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding, Robotic Welding and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Aluminum Welding and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW).
Pay by Experience Level for Welding Technician
An entry-level Welding Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.93 based on 24 salaries. An early career Welding Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.54 based on 62 salaries. A mid-career Welding Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.00 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Welding Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.62 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Welding Technician in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 31.9% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (6.2% less) and Grand Rapids, Michigan (2.1% less).
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