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Welder - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Welder"

How much does a Welder in the federal government get paid? $63,137.60* *Based on the 2016 average.
103 EMPLOYEES
$6.5M TOTAL SALARY
WG MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Welder was the 373rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 103 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard hired the most employees titled Welding, with an average salary of $57,676.

Government Welding jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Welding job is FWS-8, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-11. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard covers the nonsupervisory work of welding metals and alloys. The work requires knowledge of electric, gas, and other welding processes such as electron beam welding, and the skill to apply these processes in manufacturing, repairing, modifying, rebuilding, and assembling various types of metal and alloy parts, equipment, systems, and structures such as buildings, aircraft, and ships.

Agencies that have hired a Welder

Welder Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Welder is $63,137.60. The highest paid Welder made $109,754 in 2016.

Common Welder Payscales

Payscale Number of Welding Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 49
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 28
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 16
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 8
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 1
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 1

Starting Paygrade: $10.62 to $23.66 / hour at paygrade FWS-8
Maximum Paygrade: $12.04 to $28.58 / hour at paygrade FWS-11
Occupation Family: METAL PROCESSING FAMILY

Other Jobs at the FWS-8 Paygrade

FWS-8 is the starting paygrade for Welding jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-8 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Fuel Distribution System OperatingFWS-6FWS-10
Braking-Switching and ConductingFWS-7FWS-9
Pest ControllingFWS-7FWS-10
ElectricianFWS-8FWS-11
Electronics MechanicFWS-8FWS-12

Average Welding Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a Welder was $48,941. Since then, the average pay has increased to $63,138 in 2016.


Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 3703.

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