How much does a certified welder get paid?

Written by aurelio locsin
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How much does a certified welder get paid?
Welders join substances. (welder image by Allyson Ricketts from Fotolia.com)

A certified welder is someone who has gone through a formal training program for joining materials together. These materials are typically metallic, such as steel, aluminium or brass, but can also be plastic or polymer-based.

Other People Are Reading

Experience

The greater the experience, the higher the salary. PayScale states that as of September 2010, the median pay for welders with one to four years of experience is £9 per hour and those with five to nine years earn £11.0. Mean wages drop slightly, at £10.70, in the range of 10 to 19 years before rising substantially at 20 or more years to £14.90.

Location

The location of the job affects salary, with welders in Minnesota earning the most at a median of £13.80 an hour, followed by Illinois at £13. In California, welders average £10.90, while those in Texas get £11.10, according to PayScale.

Employer

Wages vary by employer, with welders under contract receiving the highest wages at a median of £11 per hour. Certified welders working for state and local governments make £10.70, while those in private companies earn £10.70, PayScale reports.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.