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

$18.00
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Welder with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills in Portland, Oregon is $18.00.
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$13.33
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$18
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$22.72
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $23
Total Pay
$27,726 - $49,637

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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, Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Blueprints and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Manufacturing Fabrication.

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 $20.99 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.63 based on 6 salaries.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 9.4% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio (13.1% less), Chicago, Illinois (11.9% less) and Fort Worth, Texas (10.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 11 survey responses.
Mid Career
45.5%
Experienced
54.5%