Welder earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Welder salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $66,810
Alabama $35,821
Arkansas $35,345
Arizona $33,808
California $42,760
Colorado $46,520
Connecticut $50,698
District of Columbia $60,010
Delaware $51,470
Florida $37,830
Georgia $36,050
Guam $37,270
Hawaii $56,914
Iowa $37,281
Idaho $31,514
Illinois $36,802
Indiana $38,272
Kansas $41,918
Kentucky $35,668
Louisiana $51,020
Massachusetts $49,950
Maryland $47,970
Maine $48,220
Michigan $37,450
Minnesota $44,040
Missouri $37,790
Mississippi $43,050
Montana $40,070
North Carolina $39,610
North Dakota $46,950
Nebraska $40,570
New Hampshire $46,400
New Jersey $44,660
New Mexico $46,530
Nevada $45,010
New York $44,190
Ohio $39,390
Oklahoma $41,470
Oregon $44,310
Pennsylvania $37,721
Puerto Rico $22,650
Rhode Island $48,830
South Carolina $40,840
South Dakota $37,440
Tennessee $39,220
Texas $43,400
Utah $40,950
Virginia $46,280
Virgin Islands $53,290
Vermont $40,820
Washington $49,770
Wisconsin $42,530
West Virginia $41,520
Wyoming $57,120

How do welder salaries compare to similar careers?

Welders earn 9% less than similar careers in Alaska. On average, they make less than biofuels production managers but more than machinists.

Career Median Salary
Biofuels production manager salary $105K
Logistician salary $84K
Occupational health specialist salary $85K
Petroleum pump system operator salary $74K
Oil and gas rotary drill operator salary $72K
Welder salary $67K
Non-Destructive testing specialist salary $69K
Mining machine operator salary $71K
Rigger salary $60K
Machinist salary $68K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)