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Welder salary in the United States

Average salary
$43,500/yr
Based on 39,654 income tax records
$20,000
$84,000
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$20,000
$84,000
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

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The average salary for a Welder in the United States is $43,500 per year. These insights are exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 39,654 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported this type of occupation. Welder salaries in the United States can vary between $20,000 to $84,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Welder salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Bremerton Metro Area, WA
118 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$50K – $75K
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Baton Rouge Metro Area, LA
240 income tax records
$59,000/yr
$41K – $72K
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Houma Metro Area, LA
119 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$45K – $70K
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Beaumont Metro Area, TX
163 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$41K – $73K
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Seattle Metro Area, WA
384 income tax records
$53,000/yr
$42K – $64K
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Corpus Christi Metro Area, TX
150 income tax records
$53,000/yr
$40K – $69K
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Boston Metro Area, MA
186 income tax records
$53,000/yr
$40K – $67K
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Virginia Beach Metro Area, VA
509 income tax records
$51,500/yr
$41K – $62K
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Lafayette Metro Area, LA
142 income tax records
$51,000/yr
$37K – $64K
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Mobile Metro Area, AL
107 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$38K – $59K
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Houston Metro Area, TX
1,169 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$37K – $66K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
126 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$35K – $62K
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Tulsa Metro Area, OK
442 income tax records
$49,500/yr
$37K – $58K
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New Orleans Metro Area, LA
127 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$39K – $64K
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Portland Metro Area, ME
114 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$40K – $56K
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Longview Metro Area, TX
176 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$36K – $61K
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Davenport Metro Area, IA
117 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$38K – $58K
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New York Metro Area, NY
231 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$35K – $65K
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Portland Metro Area, OR
381 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$39K – $57K
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Minneapolis Metro Area, MN
317 income tax records
$47,000/yr
$38K – $55K
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Richmond Metro Area, VA
127 income tax records
$47,000/yr
$38K – $62K
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Baltimore Metro Area, MD
124 income tax records
$46,500/yr
$36K – $62K
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Philadelphia Metro Area, PA
360 income tax records
$46,000/yr
$34K – $57K
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San Diego Metro Area, CA
164 income tax records
$46,000/yr
$34K – $56K
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Gulfport Metro Area, MS
132 income tax records
$46,000/yr
$34K – $54K
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Providence Metro Area, RI
172 income tax records
$45,500/yr
$37K – $58K
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Lakeland Metro Area, FL
162 income tax records
$45,500/yr
$34K – $54K
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Denver Metro Area, CO
207 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$35K – $54K
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Dayton Metro Area, OH
129 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$36K – $56K
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Ogden Metro Area, UT
119 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$37K – $57K
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Lancaster Metro Area, PA
109 income tax records
$44,500/yr
$37K – $53K
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Milwaukee Metro Area, WI
247 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$35K – $52K
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Indianapolis Metro Area, IN
240 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$37K – $54K
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Allentown Metro Area, PA
116 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$37K – $56K
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Dallas Metro Area, TX
799 income tax records
$43,500/yr
$34K – $54K
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Chattanooga Metro Area, TN
192 income tax records
$43,500/yr
$32K – $53K
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Sacramento Metro Area, CA
130 income tax records
$43,500/yr
$36K – $52K
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Detroit Metro Area, MI
311 income tax records
$43,500/yr
$32K – $55K
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Charlotte Metro Area, NC
250 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$34K – $52K
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Elkhart Metro Area, IN
122 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$34K – $51K
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Omaha Metro Area, NE
122 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$36K – $50K
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Chicago Metro Area, IL
414 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$33K – $54K
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Winston Metro Area, NC
145 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$33K – $53K
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Sioux Falls Metro Area, SD
108 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$33K – $50K
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St. Louis Metro Area, MO
257 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$33K – $51K
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Cincinnati Metro Area, OH
325 income tax records
$42,000/yr
$34K – $52K
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Pittsburgh Metro Area, PA
271 income tax records
$42,000/yr
$34K – $53K
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Columbia Metro Area, SC
140 income tax records
$42,000/yr
$32K – $52K
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San Antonio Metro Area, TX
324 income tax records
$42,000/yr
$33K – $53K
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Austin Metro Area, TX
214 income tax records
$42,000/yr
$32K – $53K

Welder salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Turner Industries Group, Lamar County, TX
13 income tax records
$72,500/yr
$70K – $77K
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US Department Of Defense, Kitsap County, WA
86 income tax records
$68,500/yr
$55K – $78K
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Utlx Manufacturing, Harris County, TX
16 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$51K – $73K
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Gulf Island Works, Terrebonne County, LA
15 income tax records
$66,000/yr
$57K – $70K
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Deere & Company, Polk County, IA
10 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$53K – $74K
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General Dynamics Electric Boat, New London County, CT
21 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$43K – $70K
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Vactor Manufacturing, LaSalle County, IL
11 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$56K – $67K
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Terex Washington, Grant County, WA
17 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$54K – $63K
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Valmont Industries, Tulsa County, OK
10 income tax records
$60,000/yr
$51K – $62K
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Faurecia Emissions Control, Montgomery County, OH
16 income tax records
$59,000/yr
$56K – $63K
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Huntington Ingalls Industries, Hampton County, VA
31 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$49K – $68K
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Vestas Towers America, Pueblo County, CO
34 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$51K – $62K
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Oshkosh Defense, Winnebago County, WI
11 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$55K – $64K
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Unison Industries, Greene County, OH
11 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$46K – $68K
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Austal USA, Mobile County, AL
18 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$53K – $62K
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Marinette Marine Corpora, Marinette County, WI
11 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$43K – $56K
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Trinity Industries, Tarrant County, TX
17 income tax records
$55,000/yr
$49K – $57K
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Axh Aircoolers, Rogers County, OK
10 income tax records
$54,500/yr
$51K – $60K
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C​NH Industrial, Cass County, ND
11 income tax records
$53,000/yr
$52K – $54K
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General Dynamics, Sagadahoc County, ME
18 income tax records
$53,000/yr
$47K – $55K
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Trail King Industries, Davison County, SD
11 income tax records
$52,500/yr
$48K – $55K
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Caterpillar, Macon County, IL
15 income tax records
$51,500/yr
$46K – $61K
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Wwafco Steel, Tom Green County, TX
10 income tax records
$51,000/yr
$34K – $57K
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Wabash National, Tippecanoe County, IN
13 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$39K – $57K
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Heartland Fabrication, Fayette County, PA
14 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$33K – $60K
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Process Equipment, San Juan County, NM
16 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$45K – $56K
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National Steel And Shipbuilding, San Diego County, CA
10 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$46K – $54K
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Ingersoll Rand, Montgomery County, TN
21 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$41K – $50K
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East Manufacturing, Portage County, OH
12 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$41K – $49K
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Gunderson, Multnomah County, OR
19 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$45K – $52K
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Altec, Buchanan County, MO
18 income tax records
$48,000/yr
$44K – $56K
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Union Tank Car Company, Marion County, OH
13 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$43K – $50K
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Imperial Industries, Marathon County, WI
10 income tax records
$47,500/yr
$44K – $49K
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Lippert, Elkhart County, IN
17 income tax records
$47,000/yr
$42K – $52K
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Ge Manufacturing Solutions, Tarrant County, TX
11 income tax records
$46,500/yr
$45K – $49K
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Tenneco, Noble County, IN
10 income tax records
$46,000/yr
$42K – $52K
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Jlg Industries, Franklin County, PA
11 income tax records
$46,000/yr
$35K – $49K
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Siemens, Sacramento County, CA
10 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$44K – $53K
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Bowling Green, Warren County, KY
12 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$41K – $48K
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The Heil Co, DeKalb County, AL
16 income tax records
$44,500/yr
$40K – $49K
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Metalsa Structural, Hardin County, KY
19 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$37K – $50K
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Utility Trailer Mfg Company, Smyth County, VA
17 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$41K – $45K
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Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing, Lancaster County, NE
17 income tax records
$43,500/yr
$42K – $47K
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Eone, Marion County, FL
13 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$39K – $48K
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Raymond, Chenango County, NY
13 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$36K – $46K
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Forest River, Elkhart County, IN
14 income tax records
$42,000/yr
$39K – $45K
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Hendrickson USA, Montgomery County, TN
13 income tax records
$41,500/yr
$39K – $43K
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The Knapheide Manufacturing Co, Adams County, IL
17 income tax records
$41,500/yr
$28K – $47K
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Polaris Industries, Madison County, AL
13 income tax records
$41,500/yr
$36K – $42K
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The Reading Truck Group, Berks County, PA
11 income tax records
$40,000/yr
$37K – $45K

Welder demographics in the United States

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64% are single
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36% are married
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41% have kids
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30% own a home

Welder salaries by age

$0
$11,750
$23,500
$35,250
$47,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Welders in the United States

39,654 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a welder in the United States is $43,500 per year. Welder salaries in the United States can vary between $20,000 to $84,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 39,654 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as welder.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for welders in the United States: Turner Industries Group ($72,500 a year), US Department of Defense ($68,500 a year), and Utlx Manufacturing ($67,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for welders in the United States: Bremerton Metro Area, WA ($64,000 a year), Baton Rouge Metro Area, LA ($59,000 a year), and Houma Metro Area, LA ($56,000 a year).
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.