Welder-Machine Operator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$29,000
$25,000
Min 10%
$29,000
Median 50%
$33,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Stanley Black & Decker
Highest Paying City
Waukesha, WI
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Average Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a welder-machine operator make?
Welder-Machine Operators in the US make on average $29,271 annually or $14.07 hourly. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $25,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $33,000. The most abundant employment opportunities for Welder-Machine Operators are in Manufacturing companies and Professional companies. States with the highest Welder-Machine Operator salaries include Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, North Dakota, and Oregon. The typical tenure for a Welder-Machine Operator is 2.9 years.

Average Welder-Machine Operator Salary By Location

As a Welder-Machine Operator in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $29,271 per year or $14.07 per hour. The city with the highest Welder-Machine Operator salary is Waukesha, WI at $39,889 per year. The average entry-level salary in Waukesha, WI is $33,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Welder-Machine Operator salaries are Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, North Dakota, and Oregon. Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina are the lowest earners.

Map of Welder-Machine Operator Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Welder-Machine Operators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Welder-Machine Operator Salary By Company

Welder-Machine Operator jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Welder-Machine Operators are in Manufacturing companies and Professional companies. Welder-Machine Operators at Stanley Black & Decker and BWX Technologies report the highest salaries. In addition, companies like Eaton and Randstad USA report highly competitive salaries for Welder-Machine Operators.
Company
Average Salary
$29,838
$30k
$27,155
$27k

Average Welder-Machine Operator Pay By Industry

Wages for Welder-Machine Operators can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Construction companies, Automotive companies, and Retail companies pay their Welder-Machine Operators well. Construction companies pay Welder-Machine Operators an average salary of $29,697, Automotive companies pay $29,592, and Retail companys come in at $29,438. The types of companies that pay Welder-Machine Operators the least are in the Manufacturing industry, where the average annual salary is $29,115.
Industry
Average Salary
Construction
Construction
$29,697
$30k
Automotive
Automotive
$29,592
$30k
Retail
Retail
$29,438
$29k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$29,115
$29k

Welder-Machine Operator Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Welder-Machine Operator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Welder-Machine Operator can range from $23,442 to $30,906 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.

Recently Added Welder-Machine Operator Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Randstad
Welding Machine Operator
04/24/2020
$31,305
Machine Operator/Welder
04/17/2020
$24,522
Welders/Production/Machine OP.
04/09/2020
$28,175
Randstad
Welding Machine Operator
03/04/2020
$22,957
Eaton Corporation
Welder-Machine Operator
01/25/2020
$38,505
Randstad
Welder-Machine Operator
01/23/2020
$37,566
BWXT
Welder-Machine Operator
01/18/2020
$61,337
BWX Technologies, Inc.
Welder-Machine Operator
01/16/2020
$61,337
Randstad
Welder-Machine Operator
01/02/2020
$22,957
BWX Technologies, Inc.
Welder-Machine Operator
12/11/2019
$61,337
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