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

$21.19
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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Welder with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills in Louisville, Kentucky is $21.19.
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$17.11
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$21.19
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$29.36
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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 that pay less than market rate include Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Manufacturing Fabrication, Welding and Blueprints.

Pay by Experience Level for Welder

An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.28 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.92 based on 5 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 Houston, Texas earn an average of 8.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (16.2% less), Dallas, Texas (15.1% less) and Elkhart, Indiana (14.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 23 survey responses.
Early Career
56.5%
Mid Career
21.7%
Late Career
21.7%