WELDER SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$38,000
$25,000
Min 10%
$38,000
Median 50%
$57,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
BWX Technologies
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a welder make?
Welders in the US make on average $38,101 annually or $18.32 hourly. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $57,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $25,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Welders are in Professional companies and Manufacturing companies. The best states for high paying Welder jobs are California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, and Arizona. The typical tenure for a Welder is 3.5 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
MIG Welder
$37,826
TIG Welder
$37,905

Average Welder Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Welder makes. Professional companies and Manufacturing companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Companies like BWX Technologies or Saunders will get you the highest pay packages. Also, companies like Airgas Mid South Inc. and Bloom Energy pay their Welders very well.

Average Welder Salary By Location

As a Welder in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $38,101 per year or $18.32 per hour. Welders make the most in San Jose, CA at about $53,231 per year. The average starting salary in San Jose, CA for Welders is $27,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Welder salaries are California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, and Arizona. On the other hand, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Kansas, and Oklahoma report the lowest wages for Welders.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Jose, CA
$53,231
2
Portland, OR
$47,523
3
Phoenix, AZ
$46,679
4
Butte-Silver Bow, MT
$44,191
5
New York, NY
$39,944

Average Welder Salary By Industry

The type of industry that a Welder works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Retail companies, Construction companies, and Manufacturing companies pay their Welders well. Salaries for Welders in Retail companies average $39,922 annually, while Construction companies and Manufacturing companies pay $38,655 and $38,048, respectively. The average salary for Welders in the Automotive industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $37,096.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Retail
$39,922
2
Construction
$38,655
3
Manufacturing
$38,048
4
Hospitality
$37,802
5
Professional
$37,791

RECENTLY ADDED Welder SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
10/31/2019
$31,305
Aerotek
Welder
10/31/2019
$57,393
Aerotek
Welder
Phoenix, AZ
10/31/2019
$39,653
Cleveland, OH
10/31/2019
$37,566
Welder
10/30/2019
$33,392
Spherion
Welder
10/30/2019
$25,044
Workbox Staffing
Welder
10/30/2019
$37,566
10/30/2019
$33,392
10/29/2019
$33,392
Staffing Partners
Welder
10/29/2019
$39,653
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