Mig Welder Salary

Mig Welders in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $15.16 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $11.50 per hour and $20.17. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although about a third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and a little less than half get dental coverage, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$21,046 - $69,322
(Median)
$21K
$36K
$69K
MEDIAN: $36,427
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$11.50 - $20.17
(Median)
$12
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$21,046 - $69,322  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,084  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $3,973  
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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$24,902 - $51,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $20.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$15.12 - $29.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,084  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $3,973  
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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$24,902 - $51,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 597
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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.

Common Career Paths for Mig Welder


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Mig Welders may enjoy increased earnings if they become Welders. This seems to be a popular career move, and Welder earn a slightly higher median of $39K annually.

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Popular Skills for Mig Welder


Survey results suggest that Mig Welders put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Aluminum Welding, Fluxed Core Arc Welding, and Tungsten Inert Gas Welding are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 15 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Plasma Cutting and Grinding Tools. Most people who know Metal Inert Gas Welding also know Manufacturing Fabrication.

Pay by Experience Level for Mig Welder

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


For many Mig Welders, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $33K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $35K. Mig Welders see a median salary of $36K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $40K.

Mig Welder Reviews

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.

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Experience Affects Mig Welder Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Mig Welder Salaries

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 15%

Aluminum Welding
up arrow 9%



Welding
up arrow 5%

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 1%

Blueprints
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 1%

Grinding Tools
up arrow 5%

Plasma Cutting
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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