Average Welder with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding Skills Hourly Pay in San Diego, California

$21.49
Avg. Hourly Rate
$3,250
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The average hourly pay for a Welder with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills in San Diego, California is $21.49.
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$15.10
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$21.49
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$26.97
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$15 - $27
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$0 - $3,250
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$31,409 - $63,262
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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 Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Manufacturing Fabrication 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 $20.00 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.37 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
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Years of Experience

This data is based on 30 survey responses.
Early Career
43.3%
Mid Career
40.0%
Late Career
16.7%