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What is the average salary for Welders in the United States?

Welders earn an average hourly wage of $19.25. Hourly wages typically start from $12.26 and go up to $28.17. Welders earn an average salary of $40,040 per year. Salaries typically start from $25,510 and go up to $58,590.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Welders in the United States earn:

$28.17 an hour $58,590 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Welders in the United States earn:

$22.50 an hour $46,810 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Welders in the United States earn:

$17.99 an hour $37,420 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Welders in the United States earn:

$14.85 an hour $30,890 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Welders in the United States earn:

$12.26 an hour $25,510 per year

Historical salary for Welders in the United States

Welder salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Welder Salary in Alaska $34.57 $71,910 # 1
Welder Salary in Hawaii $28.42 $59,120 # 2
Welder Salary in District of Columbia $27.59 $57,390 # 3
Welder Salary in Wyoming $25.47 $52,980 # 4
Welder Salary in North Dakota $24.19 $50,310 # 5
Welder Salary in Delaware $22.99 $47,820 # 6
Welder Salary in New Mexico $22.48 $46,770 # 7
Welder Salary in Maryland $22.18 $46,140 # 8
Welder Salary in Maine $22.16 $46,080 # 9
Welder Salary in Washington $22.15 $46,060 # 10
Welder Salary in Massachusetts $22.00 $45,760 # 11
Welder Salary in New Jersey $21.97 $45,710 # 12
Welder Salary in West Virginia $21.52 $44,750 # 13
Welder Salary in Nevada $21.28 $44,260 # 14
Welder Salary in Louisiana $21.08 $43,840 # 15
Welder Salary in Colorado $20.96 $43,600 # 16
Welder Salary in Connecticut $20.82 $43,310 # 17
Welder Salary in Rhode Island $20.46 $42,560 # 18
Welder Salary in California $20.45 $42,540 # 19
Welder Salary in Virginia $20.22 $42,050 # 20
Welder Salary in New Hampshire $20.19 $42,000 # 21
Welder Salary in New York $19.98 $41,550 # 22
Welder Salary in Mississippi $19.91 $41,420 # 23
Welder Salary in Texas $19.66 $40,900 # 24
Welder Salary in Minnesota $19.52 $40,600 # 25
Welder Salary in Utah $19.44 $40,430 # 26
Welder Salary in Oregon $19.41 $40,370 # 27
Welder Salary in Pennsylvania $18.93 $39,370 # 28
Welder Salary in Wisconsin $18.89 $39,290 # 29
Welder Salary in Montana $18.72 $38,940 # 30
Welder Salary in Oklahoma $18.64 $38,780 # 31
Welder Salary in Missouri $18.54 $38,570 # 32
Welder Salary in Arizona $18.54 $38,560 # 33
Welder Salary in North Carolina $18.50 $38,470 # 34
Welder Salary in South Carolina $18.19 $37,840 # 35
Welder Salary in Ohio $18.15 $37,750 # 36
Welder Salary in Illinois $18.13 $37,710 # 37
Welder Salary in Tennessee $18.01 $37,470 # 38
Welder Salary in Florida $17.99 $37,410 # 39
Welder Salary in Indiana $17.91 $37,250 # 40
Welder Salary in Kentucky $17.88 $37,180 # 41
Welder Salary in Kansas $17.80 $37,020 # 42
Welder Salary in Michigan $17.70 $36,820 # 43
Welder Salary in Alabama $17.67 $36,740 # 44
Welder Salary in Iowa $17.36 $36,110 # 45
Welder Salary in Nebraska $17.29 $35,960 # 46
Welder Salary in Vermont $17.25 $35,870 # 47
Welder Salary in Arkansas $17.21 $35,790 # 48
Welder Salary in Georgia $17.05 $35,460 # 49
Welder Salary in Idaho $16.92 $35,200 # 50
Welder Salary in South Dakota $16.09 $33,470 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics