How much does a Welder II make in the United States? The average Welder II salary in the United States is $55,311 as of March 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $49,190 and $63,171. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Welder II Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Welder II Salary $43,616 US March 26, 2024
25th Percentile Welder II Salary $49,190 US March 26, 2024
50th Percentile Welder II Salary $55,311 US March 26, 2024
75th Percentile Welder II Salary $63,171 US March 26, 2024
90th Percentile Welder II Salary $70,328 US March 26, 2024
25% $49,190 10% $43,616 90% $70,328 75% $63,171 $55,311 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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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.


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

Leadership 9.81%
Building Maintenance 0.9%
Preventative Maintenance 2.72%
Others 86.57%

Job Description for Welder II

Welder II 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 II 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 II 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 II works under moderate supervision. Gaining or has attained full proficiency in a specific area of discipline. To be a Welder II typically requires 1-3 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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For Welder II, the upper level is Welder III and then progresses to Welder IV.

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