Question by  abi52 (17)

What is a welder's salary?

I heard it was high because it's dangerous. And I can get a certification at my community college.


Answer by  idiotjones (705)

It is dependent upon location, union status, type of job, etc. The range is generally from $14/hr to $33/hr. The higher wages are usually more specialized, and sometimes, dangerous work.


Answer by  Dean (4035)

Salary depends on experience, location, industry and the type of work. Salaries run anywhere from $26K to $50K. The "danger" is predicated on the field and precautions.


Answer by  Rick1970 (137)

It varies. 30K to start, but my dad has 30+ years in at a UAW run plant and with overtime and piece work he makes just over 100K per year. Entry level may be a bit low, but get established in a union shop and you'll make a good living.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Welders start around $28 (average start in the U.S.) Average salary for an experienced welder is $50K, though this varies greatly, depending on location, years of experience, the specific job and the industry. It is potentially dangerous, but there are safety measures and precautions, most of which are required by law.

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