How much does a Welder I make in the United States? The average Welder I salary in the United States is $44,178 as of November 23, 2022, but the range typically falls between $39,231 and $50,781. Salary ranges 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.
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 2022 Salary.com)... View full job description
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Welder I in the United States. The base salary for Welder I ranges from $39,231 to $50,781 with the average base salary of $44,178. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $39,736 to $51,828 with the average total cash compensation of $44,732.