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

$17.94
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$1,029
Bonus
$1,024
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Welder with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills is $17.94.
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$13.93
MEDIAN
$17.94
90%
$24.18
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $24
Bonus
$246 - $5,062
Profit Sharing
$101 - $5,960
Total Pay
$30,135 - $58,262

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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, Manufacturing Fabrication, Blueprints, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding and Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Welder

An entry-level Welder with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.85 based on 136 salaries. An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.20 based on 2,393 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.34 based on 1,278 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Fort Worth, Texas earn an average of 21.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (19.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (16.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tucson, Arizona (16.4% less), Fresno, California (8.9% less) and Detroit, Michigan (3.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,660 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.9%
Early Career
51.4%
Experienced
27.4%
Late Career
18.3%