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Average Welding Technician Hourly Pay

$19.00
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$979
Bonus
$1,150
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The average hourly pay for a Welding Technician is $19.00.
10%
$12.59
MEDIAN
$19
90%
$27.63
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $28
Bonus
$203 - $9,000
Profit Sharing
$972 - $1,526
Total Pay
$29,912 - $74,921
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What Do Welding Technicians Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Welding Technician

3.8 out of 5
(32)
Highly Satisfied
2Reviews

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Welding Technicians?

Skills in Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding, Robotic Welding, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding, Aluminum Welding and Welding are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Welding Technicians?

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 $14.45 based on 5 salaries. An early career Welding Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.90 based on 40 salaries. A mid-career Welding Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.70 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Welding Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.25 based on 27 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Welding Technician in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 26.9% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (9.7% less) and Grand Rapids, Michigan (4.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 112 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.5%
Early Career
35.7%
Mid Career
21.4%
Experienced
24.1%
Late Career
14.3%