What is the average salary for a Welder?

Annual / Hourly

The average salary of a Welder is $39,110. Salaries start from $24,990 and go up to $57,120. Please note that the average salary for a Welder may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

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Highest

The top 10% of Welders in United States earn:

$57,120
Senior

The top 25% of Welders in United States earn:

$45,640
Experienced

The middle 50% of Welders in United States earn:

$36,720
Junior

The bottom 25% of Welders in United States earn:

$30,180
Starting

The bottom 10% of Welders in United States earn:

$24,990

Historical salary

Welder salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Welder Salary in Alaska 68,750 1
Welder Salary in Hawaii 62,750 2
Welder Salary in District of Columbia 55,310 3
Welder Salary in Wyoming 49,070 4
Welder Salary in North Dakota 48,960 5
Welder Salary in Massachusetts 46,380 6
Welder Salary in Delaware 46,160 7
Welder Salary in Maryland 45,830 8
Welder Salary in Washington 44,710 9
Welder Salary in West Virginia 44,230 10
Welder Salary in Maine 44,150 11
Welder Salary in New Mexico 43,820 12
Welder Salary in New Jersey 43,790 13
Welder Salary in Connecticut 43,050 14
Welder Salary in Louisiana 43,040 15
Welder Salary in Nevada 42,650 16
Welder Salary in Colorado 41,880 17
Welder Salary in California 41,850 18
Welder Salary in Rhode Island 41,510 19
Welder Salary in New Hampshire 41,500 20
Welder Salary in Virginia 40,690 21
Welder Salary in New York 40,240 22
Welder Salary in Minnesota 39,970 23
Welder Salary in Arizona 39,640 24
Welder Salary in Oregon 39,630 25
Welder Salary in Texas 39,590 26
Welder Salary in Mississippi 39,490 27
Welder Salary in United States 39,110 28
Welder Salary in Wisconsin 39,070 29
Welder Salary in Pennsylvania 39,020 30
Welder Salary in Utah 38,330 31
Welder Salary in Oklahoma 38,070 32
Welder Salary in North Carolina 37,910 33
Welder Salary in Illinois 37,730 34
Welder Salary in Indiana 37,240 35
Welder Salary in Montana 37,140 36
Welder Salary in Florida 36,930 37
Welder Salary in Alabama 36,880 38
Welder Salary in Ohio 36,780 39
Welder Salary in Kentucky 36,520 40
Welder Salary in Michigan 36,470 41
Welder Salary in South Carolina 36,240 42
Welder Salary in Guam 36,090 43
Welder Salary in Tennessee 35,670 44
Welder Salary in Missouri 35,590 45
Welder Salary in Vermont 35,570 46
Welder Salary in Arkansas 35,400 47
Welder Salary in Georgia 35,380 48
Welder Salary in Nebraska 35,190 49
Welder Salary in Kansas 35,150 50
Welder Salary in Iowa 35,040 51
Welder Salary in Idaho 35,000 52
Welder Salary in Virgin Islands 34,130 53
Welder Salary in South Dakota 32,380 54
Welder Salary in Puerto Rico 23,040 55

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics