A person working as a Welder in United Kingdom typically earns around 19,600 GBP per year. Salaries range from 9,610 GBP (lowest) to 30,600 GBP (highest).
This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Welder salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Welder salaries in United Kingdom range from 9,610 GBP per year (minimum salary) to 30,600 GBP per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 20,000 GBP per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Welder(s) are earning less than 20,000 GBP while the other half are earning more than 20,000 GBP. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Welder(s) are earning less than 13,300 GBP while 75% of them are earning more than 13,300 GBP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Welder(s) are earning less than 25,800 GBP while 25% are earning more than 25,800 GBP.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Welder salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Welder with less than two years of experience makes approximately 11,400 GBP per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 14,700 GBP per year, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 20,200 GBP per year, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Welder(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 25,000 GBP per year, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 26,800 GBP per year, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 28,600 GBP per year, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Welder salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Welder is 16,100 GBP per year.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 26,600 GBP per year, 65% more than someone having a High School degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+65%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Welder employees in United Kingdom earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.
Welder(s) in United Kingdom are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in United Kingdom for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Welder is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
68% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Welder is 60% less than that of Factory and Manufacturing. Also, Factory and Manufacturing salaries are 32% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assembly Foreman||19,200 GBP||-2%|
|Assembly Line Worker||20,200 GBP||+3%|
|Assembly Supervisor||29,900 GBP||+52%|
|Assistance Maintenance Manager||75,600 GBP||+290%|
|Assistant Shipping Manager||64,200 GBP||+230%|
|Chemical Equipment Controller||46,700 GBP||+140%|
|Chemical Technican Apprentice||37,400 GBP||+91%|
|CNC Machinist||44,400 GBP||+130%|
|CNC Operator||43,500 GBP||+120%|
|CNC Programmer||49,500 GBP||+150%|
|Colour Technologist||25,900 GBP||+32%|
|Contracts Manager||85,400 GBP||+340%|
|Data Collection Coordinator||31,900 GBP||+63%|
|Demand Planner||29,300 GBP||+49%|
|Derrick Operator||19,700 GBP||+0%|
|Director of Manufacturing||120,000 GBP||+510%|
|Dock Worker||18,400 GBP||-6%|
|Drying Technician||19,000 GBP||-3%|
|Equipment Operator||17,600 GBP||-10%|
|Export Sales Coordinator||59,600 GBP||+200%|
|Factory Superintendent||32,600 GBP||+66%|
|Factory Worker||21,600 GBP||+10%|
|Failure Analysis Technician||32,100 GBP||+64%|
|Fiberglass Laminator||21,300 GBP||+9%|
|Food Technologist||38,000 GBP||+94%|
|Forklift Driver||21,100 GBP||+8%|
|Forming Machine Operator||21,900 GBP||+12%|
|Furnace Operator||19,900 GBP||+1%|
|Gas Appliance Repairer||20,100 GBP||+2%|
|General Warehouse Associate||33,300 GBP||+70%|
|Heavy Equipment Operator||26,900 GBP||+37%|
|HSE Manager||89,000 GBP||+350%|
|Industrial Engineer||67,100 GBP||+240%|
|Industrial Machinery Mechanic||39,300 GBP||+100%|
|Industrial Production Manager||115,000 GBP||+490%|
|Industrial Safety and Health Engineer||64,600 GBP||+230%|
|Intake Operator||26,200 GBP||+34%|
|Key Account Manager||96,200 GBP||+390%|
|Lift Truck Operator||20,200 GBP||+3%|
|Loading Supervisor||36,400 GBP||+86%|
|Logistic Coordinator||50,900 GBP||+160%|
|Logistics Clerk||24,900 GBP||+27%|
|Machine Operator||20,800 GBP||+6%|
|Maintenance Manager||81,000 GBP||+310%|
|Maintenance Store Clerk||21,800 GBP||+11%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||66,700 GBP||+240%|
|Manufacturing Engineering Manager||98,600 GBP||+400%|
|Manufacturing Engineering Technologist||74,200 GBP||+280%|
|Manufacturing Manager||108,000 GBP||+450%|
|Manufacturing Operative||35,600 GBP||+81%|
|Manufacturing Production Technician||27,100 GBP||+38%|
|Manufacturing Supervisor||54,000 GBP||+180%|
|Manufacturing Technician||24,800 GBP||+26%|
|Materials Supervisor||57,400 GBP||+190%|
|Mechanical Fitter Engineer||67,600 GBP||+240%|
|Mechanical Foreman||19,100 GBP||-3%|
|Merchandise Planner||35,700 GBP||+82%|
|Metrology Engineer||64,100 GBP||+230%|
|Operations Engineer||59,400 GBP||+200%|
|Operations Manager||98,600 GBP||+400%|
|Order Management Coordinator||51,100 GBP||+160%|
|Order Processing Manager||87,500 GBP||+350%|
|Order Selector||25,000 GBP||+27%|
|Package Handler||18,700 GBP||-5%|
|Packaging Manager||63,900 GBP||+230%|
|Packing Deputy Supervisor||52,100 GBP||+170%|
|Planning Manager||89,400 GBP||+360%|
|Plant Manager||110,000 GBP||+460%|
|Precision Instrument Repairer||30,100 GBP||+53%|
|Process Technician||25,800 GBP||+31%|
|Product Manager||105,000 GBP||+440%|
|Production Analyst||90,500 GBP||+360%|
|Production Director||127,000 GBP||+550%|
|Production Engineer||68,400 GBP||+250%|
|Production Engineering Supervisor||93,100 GBP||+370%|
|Production Inspector||73,100 GBP||+270%|
|Production Laborer||17,800 GBP||-9%|
|Production Manager||117,000 GBP||+500%|
|Production Scheduler||48,400 GBP||+150%|
|Production Supervisor||63,100 GBP||+220%|
|Quality Control Analyst||85,400 GBP||+340%|
|Quality Control Inspector||66,000 GBP||+240%|
|Quality Control Manager||97,900 GBP||+400%|
|Service Technician||26,300 GBP||+34%|
|SHEQ Officer||29,200 GBP||+49%|
|Shipping Manager||95,600 GBP||+390%|
|Small Engine Mechanic||36,400 GBP||+86%|
|Spray Painter||20,800 GBP||+6%|
|Sterile Processing Technician||24,500 GBP||+25%|
|Structural Welder||18,100 GBP||-8%|
|Supply Chain Operative||56,800 GBP||+190%|
|Technical Operator||26,400 GBP||+35%|
|Technology Development Manager||112,000 GBP||+470%|
|Testing Technician||46,300 GBP||+140%|
|Warehouse Operative||22,600 GBP||+15%|
|Warehouse Worker||21,000 GBP||+7%|
|Warranty Handler||39,100 GBP||+99%|
|Workshop Manager||73,600 GBP||+280%|
|Kingston upon Hull||20,900 GBP|
|St Davids||17,700 GBP|
|Northern Ireland||17,500 GBP|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in United Kingdom earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.