Earnings for Sheet Metal Workers with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills come in at around $24.03 per hour on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Sheet Metal Workers with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills is high. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a little more than half claim dental coverage as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,610 - $100,334
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MEDIAN: $58,958
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$13.09 - $39.95
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$37,610 - $100,334  
   
Bonus
$4,500  
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$30,188 - $85,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $39.95  
   
Overtime
$20.21 - $58.31  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$4,500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,188 - $85,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 126

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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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $36K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $63K. Sheet Metal Workers with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills see a median salary of $57K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $66K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Key Stats for Sheet Metal Worker

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

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

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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