Mig Welder Salary

Male Mig Welders number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $15.21 per hour in the United States. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by over one-half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$20,481 - $84,000
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$84K
MEDIAN: $40,473
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$11.46 - $20.20
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MEDIAN: $15.21
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$0$84K
Salary $20,481 - $84,000
Bonus $297.99 - $6,787
Profit Sharing $1,174
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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$24,858 - $51,282
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 29
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $11.46 - $20.20
Hourly Tips $0.83
Overtime $15.81 - $30.75
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $297.99 - $6,787
Profit Sharing $1,174
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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$24,858 - $51,282
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 611

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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

  • Follow blueprints to arrange metal pieces and temporarily fix them into position before welding.
  • Measure and cut metal pieces to blueprint specifications.
  • Join together metal pieces with welding machines that use the MIG process.
  • Safely set up and operate welding machines and other shop equipment.

Common Career Paths for Mig Welder


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As Mig Welders transition into upper-level roles such as Welding Supervisor, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Welding Supervisors earn $50K on average per year. Career advancement for the typical Mig Welder often leads to becoming a Welder or a Structural Metal Fabricator; median salaries in these positions are $4K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Mig Welder


Survey results imply that Mig Welders deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Aluminum Welding, Fluxed Core Arc Welding, Manufacturing Fabrication, and Shielded Metal Arc Welding are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Plasma Cutting, Fabrication, and Grinding Tools. Most people experienced in Metal Inert Gas Welding also know Manufacturing Fabrication.

Pay by Experience Level for Mig Welder

Pay by Experience for a Mig Welder has a positive trend. An entry-level Mig Welder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 380 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mig Welder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 179 salaries. An experienced Mig Welder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 155 salaries. A Mig Welder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 70 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as a Mig Welder?

Mig Welder in Mitchell Indiana:
"Hard dangerous work can cause blindness cancer don't make en."
Pros: Learning a new skill I like building things.
Cons: The pay the fact that I get burnt on a daily basis that I could go blind or get chance.

Mig Welder in Roxboro:
Pros: The good is the people that I work with.
Cons: Mainly they want give anyone raises.

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Key Stats for Mig Welder

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Mig Welder Salaries

▲11%

▲4%

▲4%

National Average
$35,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Mig Welder Salaries

Aluminum Welding
▲10%



▲2%



Welding
▲1%

National Average
$35,000


Grinding Tools
▼4%

Fabrication
▼8%

Plasma Cutting
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 29%
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