Salary for certified welders in the first year

2.997 €

36.000 €

Welder - average salary

The average salary for welders is € 2,997 gross per month (approx. € 36,000 gross per year), which is € 98 (-3%) lower than the average monthly salary in Germany.
As a welder, you earn between a minimum of € 2,260 gross per month and a maximum of over € 5,180 gross per month.
On the subject of hourly wages: as a rule, certified welders earn between € 12.50 and € 20 per hour. The average hourly wage for welders is € 17 per hour.

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Welder Salary - Distribution

Career starters as certified welders after training or further education in the field of welding technology must expect lower salaries, while experienced TIG welders, MAG welders, aluminum welders, welding foremen or qualified skilled workers such as underwater welders can earn better.

Welder - salary differences

Underwater welder€ 7,670 / month


Welder in Switzerland4,770 € / month


Welder master€ 3,240 / month


Training welders€ 810 / month


How much does a welder earn? Salaries based on work experience

A certified welder with less than 3 years of professional experience starts with an average starting salary of around € 2,400 gross per month. With 4-9 years of experience, the salary for welders increases up to around € 2,850, while a welder with more than 10 years of professional experience can expect remuneration of around € 3,300. The average salary for welders with over 20 years of professional experience is over € 4,000.

How do age and work experience affect welder salaries?

at the end of the career▲ +33%
expert▲ +10%
Average salary€ 2,997 / month
in the middle of the career▼ -5%
Young professionals▼ -20%


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The salary data on this page is based on an estimate of salary information in job advertisements for welders published on Jobted in the last 12 months, as well as on other publicly available sources (e.g. collective agreements, minimum wage law).

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