The average pay for a Mig Welder is AU$24.13 per hour.

AU$19.42 - AU$30.73
AU$19
AU$24
AU$31
MEDIAN: AU$24.09
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data AU$0AU$48
Hourly Rate AU$19.42 - AU$30.73
Overtime AU$20.31 - AU$48.94
Annual Data AU$0AU$67K
Bonus AU$1,000
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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AU$40,542 - AU$67,398
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 65

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

  • Follow blueprints to arrange metal pieces and temporarily fix them into position before welding.
  • Measure and cut metal pieces to blueprint specifications.
  • Join together metal pieces with welding machines that use the MIG process.
  • Safely set up and operate welding machines and other shop equipment.

Common Career Paths for Mig Welder


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Pay by Experience Level for Mig Welder

Pay by Experience for a Mig Welder has a negative trend. An entry-level Mig Welder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$52,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mig Welder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$53,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Mig Welder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$52,000 based on 26 salaries. A Mig Welder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$48,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$51,147

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Key Stats for Mig Welder

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Mig Welder Salaries

▲3%

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
AU$51,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 100%