Average Welding Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Welding Technician is $18.28.
MEDIAN $18.28
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $27
$0 - $2,068
Profit Sharing
$26 - $5,750
Total Pay
$26,673 - $74,914

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Job Description for Welding Technician

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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Welding Technician. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Welding Technician
Welding Supervisor
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Welding Technician

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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