Average Experienced Welder with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding Skills Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$21.84
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Welder with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills in Chicago, Illinois is $21.84.
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$15.30
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$21.84
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$25.43
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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 Manufacturing Fabrication and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding and Welding.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Welders?

An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.16 based on 19 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.75 based on 6 salaries.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 4.9% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (18.7% less), Dallas, Texas (17.6% less) and Elkhart, Indiana (17.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 25 survey responses.
Early Career
76.0%
Mid Career
24.0%