The average Sheet Metal Worker with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills can expect to rake in roughly $23.15 per hour. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Sheet Metal Workers with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,783 - $99,666
$39K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $58,958
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$13.18 - $39.12
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$39
MEDIAN: $23.15
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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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$29,939 - $85,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $39.12  
   
Overtime
$21.44 - $56.69  
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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$29,939 - $85,239  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 137

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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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $36K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $62K. For Sheet Metal Workers with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $55K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $65K on average.

Key Stats for Sheet Metal Worker

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
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Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Sheet Metal Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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