A Mig Welder earns an average wage of $14.81 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 - $63,192
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63K
MEDIAN: $34,974
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Mig Welder Total Pay (?
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$10.50 - $19.90
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$26,179 - $63,192  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
Profit Sharing
$218.16 - $2,576  
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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$22,591 - $50,355  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 319
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $19.90  
   
Overtime
$15.04 - $29.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$218.16 - $2,576  
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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$22,591 - $50,355  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 319
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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.
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Experience Affects Mig Welder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Mig Welder Salaries

Welding
up arrow 9%
Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 4%
Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 2%
National Average
$34,000
Plasma Cutting
up arrow 6%
Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 8%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 49 votes.
Gender
Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
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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