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 about the same as related careers in Nevada. On average, they make less than drill press operators but more than glaziers.

Career Median Salary
Drill press operator salary $54K
Rigger salary $53K
Chemical technician salary $53K
Sheet metal worker salary $37K
Machine assembler salary $54K
Welder salary $45K
Quality control inspector salary $46K
Precious metal worker salary $45K
Gem worker salary $45K
Glazier salary $43K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)