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Welder salary in Albany, NY

How much does a Welder make in Albany, NY?

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The average salary for a welder is $24.90 per hour in Albany, NY. 2 salaries reported, updated at January 31, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in Albany, NY

Years of experiencePer hour
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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Welders in Albany, NY

  1. Bechtel
    3295 reviews8 salaries reported
    $43.26per hour
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Highest paying cities for Welders near Albany, NY

  1. New York, NY
    $31.37 per hour
    11 salaries reported
  2. Brooklyn, NY
    $25.37 per hour
    8 salaries reported
  3. Tonawanda, NY
    $22.66 per hour
    8 salaries reported
  1. Buffalo, NY
    $21.46 per hour
    21 salaries reported
  2. Niagara Falls, NY
    $21.29 per hour
    6 salaries reported
  3. Port Washington, NY
    $21.03 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  1. Rochester, NY
    $19.00 per hour
    15 salaries reported
  2. Syracuse, NY
    $18.87 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  3. Utica, NY
    $18.59 per hour
    7 salaries reported
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Where can a Welder earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Welders

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Robot Programmingearn +9.52% more

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 3.23% since 2018. Welders with this skill earn +9.52% more than the average base salary, which is $24.90 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
201237increase by 37
201349increase by 32.43%
201432decrease by 34.69%
201525decrease by 21.88%
201625decrease by 0.00%
201729increase by 16.00%
201831increase by 6.90%
201930decrease by 3.23%

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Top certifications
Certified Welding Inspector

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top CertificationsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
191 jobs257
32 jobs45
5 jobs9
396 jobs659
28 jobs38
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Most common benefits for Welders

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 12,540 ratings

55% of Welders in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in Albany, NY?

MIG and TIG Welder

1 job openings

Average $21.21 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Welder

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What kind of welders get paid the most?

Those welders who are paid the most include:

  • Pipe welder
  • Aerospace welder
  • Military support welder
  • Underwater welder
  • Certified welding supervisor
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Do welders make good money?

Salaries are dependent on how skilled a welder is and the type of workplace, however, specialized welders can earn over $100,000 a year.

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