How much does a Welder I make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Welder I in the United States is $23 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $20 and $26. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Welder I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Pay Rate Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Welder I Salary $18 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Welder I Salary $20 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Welder I Salary $23 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Welder I Salary $26 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Welder I Salary $29 US June 27, 2024
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What skills does a Welder I need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Leadership: Knowledge of and ability to employ effective strategies that motivate and guide other members within our business to achieve optimum results.


Preventative Maintenance: Developing and implementing maintenance strategies to increase equipment life expectancy and avoid unplanned downtime.


Building Maintenance: Maintaining, restoring, and improving the functionality of the building to ensure a safe, functional, and comfortable environment.

Leadership 9.78%
Preventative Maintenance 2.71%
Building Maintenance 0.9%
Others 86.61%
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Job Description for Welder I

Welder I joins, fabricates, and repairs metal and other weldable material by applying appropriate welding techniques. Interprets blueprints, specifications, diagrams or schematics to determine appropriate welding process. Being a Welder I inspects completed welds to determine structural soundness. Familiar with and complies with all safety requirements and protocols for working in a hazardous environment. Additionally, Welder I may prepare the materials and set up for a welding device or robot. May be required to complete an apprenticeship and/or formal training in area of specialty. Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor. The Welder I works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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  • Hiring Immediately, 2nd shift welders. Starting Pay: $20.82/hour. $2/hour s. hift differential for 2nd Shift. 2nd Shift Hours: 2:00pm-10:00pm. Who Are We.
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  • Production Welder I. Day Shift. . 6:00 AM-2:30 PM with Overtime as needed, Monday-Friday. Night Shift. . 10. 00 PM-6:00 AM with Overtime as needed, Sunday-...
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  • Fisher Industries is a vertically integrated family of businesses that encompasses all aspects of the aggregate and land development industries. Our goal i...
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  • Part Time Schedule. Welder I at Ditch Witch. This employee welds components used to build Ditch Witch equipment. What Will You Do. Read information from bl...
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  • Who Are We.   .  . . The Toro Company's. Shakopee. plant is the largest non-engine supplier to toro with. 125,000 square feet. of production facility. The ...
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For Welder I, the upper level is Welder II and then progresses to Welder III.

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Welder I salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Welder I, the highest Welder I salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Welder I salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Welder I salary is in Miami, FL, where the Welder I salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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Skills associated with Welder I: Reading Blueprints/Diagrams, Welding, Safety Procedures, Inspection

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