Average Early-Career Welder with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding Skills Hourly Pay in Seattle, Washington

$18.67
Avg. Hourly Rate
$900
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Welder with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills in Seattle, Washington is $18.67.
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$14.79
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$18.67
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$22.36
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$15 - $22
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$0 - $900
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$30,773 - $68,346
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What Do Welders Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Welders?

Skills in Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Manufacturing Fabrication, Welding, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding and Aluminum Welding are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Welders?

A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $20.85 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.32 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $27.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 4.7% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio (15.3% less), Chicago, Illinois (13.4% less) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (10.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 22 survey responses.
Mid Career
50.0%
Experienced
22.7%
Late Career
27.3%