Average Mig Welder Hourly Pay

$16.44
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$973
Bonus
$950
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The average hourly pay for a Mig Welder is $16.44.
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$12.31
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$16.44
90%
$22.13
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $22
Bonus
$198 - $3,904
Profit Sharing
$239 - $3,064
Total Pay
$27,033 - $51,778
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What Do Mig Welders Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Mig Welder

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What Are Popular Skills for Mig Welders?

Skills in Manufacturing Fabrication, Blueprints and Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mig Welders?

An entry-level Mig Welder with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.39 based on 23 salaries. An early career Mig Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.35 based on 437 salaries. A mid-career Mig Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.24 based on 185 salaries. An experienced Mig Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.53 based on 183 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Employees with Mig Welder in their job title in Elkhart, Indiana earn an average of 8.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (6.7% more) and Dallas, Texas (2.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (16.4% less), Atlanta, Georgia (11.1% less) and Houston, Texas (4.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 957 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.4%
Early Career
45.7%
Mid Career
19.3%
Experienced
19.1%
Late Career
13.5%