Average Early-Career Welder with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding Skills Hourly Pay in San Antonio, Texas

$15.28
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Welder with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills in San Antonio, Texas is $15.28.
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$10.07
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$15.28
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$19.92
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$20,940 - $46,147

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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 that pay less than market rate include Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Blueprints, Manufacturing Fabrication, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) and Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Welder

A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.87 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 28.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (16.2% more) and Milwaukee, Wisconsin (12.8% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 10 survey responses.
Mid Career
50.0%
Late Career
50.0%