Mig Welder Salary (United States)

A Mig Welder earns an average wage of $14.85 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Mig Welder Total Pay (?
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$26,179 - $51,521
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MEDIAN: $34,974
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Mig Welder Total Pay (?
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$10.60 - $19.95
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,179 - $51,521  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,983  
Profit Sharing
$58.21 - $3,915  
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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$22,812 - $50,214  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 340
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.60 - $19.95  
   
Overtime
$14.98 - $28.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$58.21 - $3,915  
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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$22,812 - $50,214  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 340
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Job Description for Mig Welder

MIG welders are physical laborers that use a particular type of weld, known as a metal inert gas (MIG) weld, to permanently attach two substances together. Mig welders work in a wide variety of industries, including the oil and gas industry, aerospace engineering, manufacturing, and automotive engineering.
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Mig Welder Tasks
  • Join together metal pieces with welding machines that use the MIG process.
  • Safely set up and operate welding machines and other shop equipment.
  • Follow blueprints to arrange metal pieces and temporarily fix them into position before welding.
  • Measure and cut metal pieces to blueprint specifications.
Read more about: Welders, Production

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Pay by Experience Level for Mig Welder

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

Pay Difference By Location

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$34,000
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Experience Affects Mig Welder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$34,000

Skills That Affect Mig Welder Salaries

Welding
up arrow 8%
Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 3%
Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
0%
National Average
$34,000
Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 7%
Plasma Cutting
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 34%
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