Average Mid-Career Welder with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding Skills Hourly Pay in Tucson, Arizona

$15.00
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Welder with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills in Tucson, Arizona is $15.00.
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$12.77
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$15
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$19.50
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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 are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Blueprints and Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW).

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 $15.17 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Employees with Welder in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 49.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (44.7% more) and Fort Worth, Texas (39.7% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 17 survey responses.
Early Career
64.7%
Late Career
35.3%