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Welder salary in Indiana

How much does a Welder make in Indiana?

Average base salary

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The average salary for a welder is $21.42 per hour in Indiana. 1.1k salaries reported, updated at August 6, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in Indiana

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Welders in Indiana

  1. Bechtel
    3317 reviews5 salaries reported
    $43.94per hour
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Highest paying cities for Welders in Indiana

  1. Indianapolis, IN
    $22.21 per hour
    65 salaries reported
  2. Columbus, IN
    $21.10 per hour
    25 salaries reported
  3. South Bend, IN
    $20.69 per hour
    52 salaries reported
  1. Fort Wayne, IN
    $20.65 per hour
    148 salaries reported
  2. Lafayette, IN
    $19.84 per hour
    6 salaries reported
  3. Jeffersonville, IN
    $19.58 per hour
    6 salaries reported
  1. Elwood, IN
    $19.24 per hour
    6 salaries reported
  2. Bristol, IN
    $19.17 per hour
    19 salaries reported
  3. Middlebury, IN
    $18.84 per hour
    14 salaries reported
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Where can a Welder earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Welders

Most recommended certification

Certified Welding Inspector

earn +35.06% more

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 $21.42 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange 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%

Top companies hiring Welders with the recommended certification

Ottenweller Company Inc.
General Stamping & Metalworks
Bureau Veritas
Ivy Tech Community College
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Top schools offering Certified Welding Inspector

Atlas API Training

5 reviews
Top skills
Oil & Gas Experience

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top CertificationsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
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32 jobs45
5 jobs9
396 jobs659
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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 Indiana?


33 job openings

Average $22.87 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Welder

How can I know if I am being paid fairly as 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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