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

$16.39
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$983
Bonus
$3,200
Commission
$1,200
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Welder with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills is $16.39.
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$12.50
MEDIAN
$16.39
90%
$21.44
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $21
Bonus
$197 - $3,928
Profit Sharing
$308 - $5,195
Commission
$0 - $3,200
Total Pay
$26,982 - $51,131

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Job Description for Welder

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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Popular Skills for Welder

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

Pay by Experience Level for Welder

An entry-level Welder with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.04 based on 152 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.02 based on 1,419 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.53 based on 1,246 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 19.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Tulsa, Oklahoma (8.5% more) and Houston, Texas (8.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio (4.5% less) and Chicago, Illinois (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,640 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.2%
Mid Career
39.0%
Experienced
34.2%
Late Career
22.6%