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Welder Helper Salary

$30,337 (USD)

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Last updated: June 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Welder Helper is $30,337 a year and $15 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Welder Helper is between $23,517 and $35,831. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Welder Helper. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Performs any combination of following duties to assist workers in welding, brazing, and thermal and arc cutting activities: moves workpieces, tools, and supplies, manually or by handtruck.
  • Lifts, moves and holds, or clamps workpieces to table, into jigs, or into position as directed, manually or by using hoist, pry bars, wrenches, hammer, and wedges.
  • Cleans workpieces to remove impurities, such as slag, rust, and grease, using wire brush, portable grinder, hand scraper, or chemical solutions.
  • Connects hoses from hand torch to oxygen and fuel gas cylinders or connects cables from power source to electrode holder and workpiece or fixture.
  • Starts gasoline engine to activate electric generators.
  • Places workpieces into furnace to preheat for specified time.
  • Removes, tags or marks, and moves finished work.
  • May attach grappling equipment to objects preparatory to movement by crane.
  • May be designated according to type of activity as thermal-cutter helper (welding).
Welder Helper Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Helpers--Production Workers

Job family population: 402,140

Estimated population of Welder Helper jobs: 611

Rate of error: 2.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Express Employment Professionals
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