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Acetylene Welder Salary
in United Kingdom

£25,975 (GBP)

Average Salary

£12/hr

Average Hourly

£395

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 26, 2020

The average pay for an Acetylene Welder is £25,975 a year and £12 an hour in the United Kingdom. The average salary range for an Acetylene Welder is between £19,554 and £31,313. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United Kingdom.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Welds metal parts, using gas welding equipment as specified by layout, welding diagram, or work order: positions parts in jigs or fixtures on bench or floor, or clamps parts together along layout marks.
  • Selects torch, torch tip, filler rod and flux, according to welding chart specifications or type and thickness of metal.
  • Connects regulator valves and hoses to oxygen and fuel gas cylinders, and welding torch.
  • Turns regulator valves to activate flow of gases, lights torch and adjusts gas mixture and pressure, to obtain desired flame, based on knowledge of gas-welding techniques.
  • Holds torch at proper angle to metal and guides along weld joint, applying filler rod to molten area to form weld.
  • Examines weld for bead size and other specifications.
  • Repairs broken or cracked metal objects, fills holes, and builds up metal parts.
  • May apply flux to workpiece instead of filler rod.
  • May preheat workpiece in furnace or with torch.
  • May layout, position and tack weld workpieces.
  • May weld along vertical or overhead weld lines.
  • May scarf or groove weld prior to applying filler metal, using gas welding equipment.
  • May chip or grind off excess weld, slag, or spatter grinder-chipper ii.
  • May clean or degrease parts, using wire brush, portable grinder, or chemical bath.
  • May cut metal plates or structural shapes using gas torch.
  • May be designated according to type of gases used such as welder, acetylene (welding); welder, oxyacetylene (welding); welder, oxyhydrogen (welding).
  • Important variations include type of metal welded, products, subprocesses, trade name of equipment, work.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
£30,112
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (abbreviated to UK or U.K.) or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north­western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north­eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for an Acetylene Welder is £25,975 a year and £12 an hour in the United Kingdom. The average salary range for an Acetylene Welder is between £19,554 and £31,313. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United Kingdom.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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