Welder Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$36,000
$28,000
Min 10%
$36,000
Median 50%
$45,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
City of Los Angeles
Highest Paying City
Woburn, MA
Highest Paying State
Nevada
Average Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a welder make?
Welders in the US make on average $36,354 annually or $17.48 hourly. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $45,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $28,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Welders are in Manufacturing companies and Professional companies. The best states for high paying Welder jobs are Nevada, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Connecticut. The typical tenure for a Welder is 3.5 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
MIG Welder
$31,578
TIG Welder
$36,172

Average Welder Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Welder in the USA is $36,354 annually or $17.48 hourly. Woburn, MA reports the highest Welder salaries at $42,450 per year. Not only that, Woburn, MA also has an average entry-level salary of $27,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Welder salaries are Nevada, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Connecticut. Kentucky, North Dakota, Arkansas, Alabama, and Georgia have the lowest reported salaries for Welders.

Map of Welder Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Welders earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Welder Salary By Company

If you are a Welder, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Manufacturing companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Companies like City of Los Angeles or Leggett & Platt will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like City of Wichita Kansas and Briggs & Stratton report highly competitive salaries for Welders.

Average Welder Pay By Industry

Wages for Welders can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Technology companies, Energy companies, and Automotive companies pay their Welders well. Technology companies pay Welders an average salary of $37,070, Energy companies pay $37,064, and Automotive companys come in at $36,980. At $35,988, the average salary for Welders in the Manufacturing industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$37,070
$37k
Energy
Energy
$37,064
$37k
Automotive
Automotive
$36,980
$37k
Retail
Retail
$36,828
$37k
Construction
Construction
$36,535
$37k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$35,988
$36k

Welder Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Welder Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Welder can range from $24,111 to $46,775 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Hirelevel
Welder
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$31,305
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$27,131
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$37,566
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