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Welder salary in Kansas

How much does a Welder make in Kansas?

Average base salary

as national average
Average $19.11
Low $10.50
High $34.78
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a welder is $19.11 per hour in Kansas. 394 salaries reported, updated at December 5, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in Kansas

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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 Kansas

  1. BNSF Railway
    1,757 reviews10 salaries reported
    $34.18per hour
  2. $19.32per hour
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Highest paying cities for Welders near Kansas

  1. Wellington, KS
    $25.85 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  2. Kansas City, KS
    $25.25 per hour
    26 salaries reported
  3. Wamego, KS
    $22.73 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  1. Wichita, KS
    $21.10 per hour
    38 salaries reported
  2. Ottawa, KS
    $20.90 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  3. Newton, KS
    $20.50 per hour
    13 salaries reported
  1. Hutchinson, KS
    $19.98 per hour
    24 salaries reported
  2. Shawnee, KS
    $19.18 per hour
    32 salaries reported
  3. Atchison, KS
    $19.00 per hour
    5 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 $19.11 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

Great Plains Manufacturing
Textron Aviation
Industrial Metal Fabrication
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Top schools offering Certified Welding Inspector

American Welding Society

8 reviews
Top skills
Oil & Gas Experience

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 Kansas?

Tig Welder

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Average $23.14 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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