Welder salary in California

Average salary
$43,500/yr
Based on 2,054 income tax records
$19,000
$95,000
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$19,000
$95,000
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

How much do Welders make?
The average total salary for a Welder is $43,500 per year. This is based on data from 2,054 TurboTax users who reported their job as Welder and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Welder salary can vary between $19,000 to $95,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Welder salary by location

Location
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Victorville, CA
15 income tax records
$63,000/yr
$40K – $75K
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Oakland, CA
12 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$47K – $58K
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Oxnard, CA
14 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$41K – $68K
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Menifee, CA
11 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$33K – $73K
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El Cajon, CA
14 income tax records
$52,000/yr
$43K – $60K
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Chula Vista, CA
19 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$43K – $58K
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Citrus Heights, CA
13 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$41K – $59K
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Spring Valley, CA
12 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$39K – $51K
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Santa Rosa, CA
18 income tax records
$46,500/yr
$38K – $56K
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Lancaster, CA
17 income tax records
$46,000/yr
$30K – $50K
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San Jose, CA
23 income tax records
$46,000/yr
$33K – $57K
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Modesto, CA
36 income tax records
$45,500/yr
$38K – $53K
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National City, CA
10 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$40K – $62K
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Hanford, CA
11 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$36K – $57K
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Clovis, CA
14 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$32K – $67K
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Bakersfield, CA
71 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$37K – $55K
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San Diego, CA
76 income tax records
$44,000/yr
$30K – $54K
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Fresno, CA
44 income tax records
$43,500/yr
$33K – $53K
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Sacramento, CA
58 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$35K – $50K
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Hemet, CA
14 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$39K – $47K
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Long Beach, CA
19 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$29K – $65K
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Merced, CA
18 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$37K – $48K
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Colton, CA
10 income tax records
$42,000/yr
$32K – $50K
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Visalia, CA
19 income tax records
$42,000/yr
$34K – $47K
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Los Angeles, CA
30 income tax records
$41,500/yr
$33K – $49K
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Oceanside, CA
10 income tax records
$41,000/yr
$28K – $54K
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Stockton, CA
44 income tax records
$40,500/yr
$33K – $47K
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Corona, CA
18 income tax records
$39,500/yr
$33K – $48K
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Madera, CA
16 income tax records
$38,500/yr
$33K – $49K
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Riverside, CA
41 income tax records
$37,500/yr
$31K – $46K
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Hesperia, CA
13 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$31K – $65K
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Anaheim, CA
15 income tax records
$35,500/yr
$26K – $51K
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Redding, CA
10 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$31K – $37K
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San Bernardino, CA
20 income tax records
$34,000/yr
$29K – $44K
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Moreno Valley, CA
15 income tax records
$33,500/yr
$30K – $42K
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Fontana, CA
11 income tax records
$33,000/yr
$30K – $40K
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Lodi, CA
11 income tax records
$33,000/yr
$32K – $47K

Welder salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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SpaceX, California
11 income tax records
$72,500/yr
$64K – $79K
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National Steel And Shipbuilding, California
18 income tax records
$49,000/yr
$43K – $56K
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Siemens, California
24 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$42K – $48K
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US Department Of Defense, California
28 income tax records
$43,500/yr
$31K – $64K
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BBSI, California
45 income tax records
$43,000/yr
$35K – $51K
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Southcoast Welding, California
14 income tax records
$38,500/yr
$36K – $55K

Welder demographics in California

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68% are single
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32% are married
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39% have kids
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23% own a home

Welder salaries by age in California

$0
$12,000
$24,000
$36,000
$48,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Welders in California

2,054 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a welder in California is $43,500 per year. Welder salaries in California can vary between $19,000 to $95,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 2,054 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as welder.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for welders in California: SpaceX ($72,500 a year), National Steel and Shipbuilding ($49,000 a year), and Siemens ($45,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for welders in California: Victorville, CA ($63,000 a year), Oakland, CA ($55,500 a year), and Oxnard, CA ($54,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.