How much does a Welder make in California?
Best-paid skills and qualifications for welders
Certified Welding Inspector
The jobs requiring this certification have decrease by 3.23% since 2018. Welders with this certification earn +35.06% more than the average base salary, which is $19.67 per hour.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this certification||Change from previous year|
|2012||37||increase by 37|
|2013||49||increase by 32.43%|
|2014||32||decrease by 34.69%|
|2015||25||decrease by 21.88%|
|2016||25||decrease by 0.00%|
|2017||29||increase by 16.00%|
|2018||31||increase by 6.90%|
|2019||30||decrease by 3.23%|
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55% of Welders in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area
Frequently asked questions
How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a welder?
If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a welder, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.
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
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.