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Acetylene Welder Salary

$40,117 (USD)

Average Salary

$19/hr

Average Hourly

$610

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 22, 2019

The average pay for an Acetylene Welder is $40,117 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Acetylene Welder is between $30,201 and $48,362. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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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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.
Acetylene Welder Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Job family population: 389,190

Estimated population of Acetylene Welder jobs: 12,929

Rate of error: 0.9%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$46,507
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Acetylene Welder Job Listings for United States

Welding Technician
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Quest Global-NA
Perform fusion welding, salt braze torch braze, plasma cutting, electric-arc, heli-arc and acetylene welding processes. * Ensure that all documentation including specifications, blueprints and ...
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Oct 14
Norfolk, VA, USA
Colonna's Shipyard, Inc
Flux cored inner shield and dual shield welding along with oxy-acetylene torching, air-arc, weld-wire gas, stick and pipe flange * Construct or repair metal products by joining parts either manual ...
Structural Welder
Sep 24
San Diego, CA, USA
Ameri-Force
Flux cored inner shield and dual shield welding along with oxy-acetylene torching, air-arc, weld-wire gas, stick and pipe flange * Construct or repair metal products by joining parts either manual ...
Maintenance Mechanic
Nov 13
Waterbury, CT, USA
United Parcel Service
This position requires experience working with three-phase motors, electrical troubleshooting, conveyors, and arc, mig, and acetylene welding and cutting. A basic set of mechanic hand tools is ...
Landfill Maintenance Technician
Nov 14
Bartow, FL, USA
Polk County Board of County Commissioners
... acetylene welding equipment. • Knowledge of associated equipment to repair piping materials such as High Density Polyethylene and/or PVC. • Knowledge of basic principles of solid waste and ...

The average pay for an Acetylene Welder is $40,117 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Acetylene Welder is between $30,201 and $48,362. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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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