Sheet Metal Worker with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding Skills Salary

Median pay for Sheet Metal Workers with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills lies in the neighborhood of $22.92 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and just over a half have dental, too. For the most part, Sheet Metal Workers with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$38,783 - $99,666
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MEDIAN: $58,958
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$13.23 - $38.55
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$38,783 - $99,666  
   
Bonus
$4,500  
Total Pay (?
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$30,377 - $84,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$13.23 - $38.55  
   
Overtime
$21.44 - $55.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$4,500  
   
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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$30,377 - $84,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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Pay by Experience Level for Sheet Metal Worker

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $37K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $61K. On average, Sheet Metal Workers with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills make $53K following one to two decades on the job. Sheet Metal Workers with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $65K.

Key Stats for Sheet Metal Worker

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Sheet Metal Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Mid-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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