Welder with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding Skills in Melbourne, Victoria Salary (Australia)

A Welder with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average wage of AU$23.74 per hour.

AU$53,456 - AU$116,653
AU$65K
MEDIAN: AU$65,000
50%
AU$19.46 - AU$34.92
AU$19
AU$25
AU$35
MEDIAN: AU$25.12
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$116K
Salary AU$65,000
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$40,957 - AU$77,407
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 8
Hourly Data AU$0AU$47
Hourly Rate AU$19.46 - AU$34.92
Overtime AU$42.49
Annual Data AU$0AU$77K
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$40,957 - AU$77,407
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 46

Job Description for Welder

A welder fuses materials, such as steel and aluminum, together to create mechanisms or to fix things that are broken. Some jobs require past experience, while others offer on the job training for entry-level welders. Manual dexterity and the ability to use hand and power tools is needed. Attention to detail is also important to make sure that the job is done right. Mathematical skills are important to carry out calculations and measurements, so that the alignment and dimensions of items being welded are done properly. Various welding equipment, will be used, such as stick welders and cutting torches. In some jobs, the ability to use CAD software is essential. It is also often a requirement to be able to read sketches and blueprints. Much of the work is done independently, so it is important to be self-motivated. This job can be physically strenuous, and the work environment can sometimes be loud and uncomfortable.

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Welder Tasks

  • Cut or join together metal pieces using manual or semi-automatic welding machines.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Welder

Pay by Experience for a Welder has a negative trend. An entry-level Welder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$53,000 based on 8 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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$51,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Welder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$71,000 based on 5 salaries. A 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$52,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Welder

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Welder Salaries

▲31%

National Average
AU$54,000

▼1%

▼2%

▼5%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 10%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 87%