Pay for Fabricators with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills sits in the ballpark of $16.38 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and roughly two in five have dental, too. Job satisfaction for Fabricators with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$28,800 - $65,634
(Median)
$29K
$48K
$66K
MEDIAN: $47,897
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$12.22 - $22.77
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$28,800 - $65,634  
   
Bonus
$405.47 - $4,027  
Profit Sharing
$1,550  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,641 - $55,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $22.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.25  
Overtime
$18.42 - $32.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$405.47 - $4,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,550  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,641 - $55,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 224
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Pay by Experience Level for Fabricator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Fabricators with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $34K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $39K. On average, Fabricators with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills make $45K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $46K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Fabricator Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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