Average Entry-Level Welder with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding Skills Hourly Pay

$15.06
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$700
Bonus
$1,250
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Welder with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills is $15.06.
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$11.57
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$15.06
90%
$19.58
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $20
Bonus
$97 - $5,034
Profit Sharing
$200 - $8,500
Total Pay
$24,916 - $46,563
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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, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Manufacturing Fabrication and Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Welder

An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.46 based on 2,295 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.04 based on 1,424 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.53 based on 1,231 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,767 survey responses.
Early Career
39.8%
Mid Career
24.7%
Experienced
21.3%
Late Career
14.2%