MIG Welder Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$31,000
$26,000
Min 10%
$31,000
Median 50%
$37,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Flex-N-Gate
Highest Paying City
Baton Rouge, LA
Highest Paying State
Louisiana
Average Experience Level
2.8 years
How much does a mig welder make?
MIG Welders in the US make on average $31,578 annually or $15.18 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $38,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $26,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for MIG Welders are Professional companies and Manufacturing companies. The top 5 states when it comes to MIG Welder salaries are Louisiana, Nevada, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The typical tenure for a MIG Welder is 2.8 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
TIG Welder
$36,172
Welder
$36,354

Average MIG Welder Salary By Location

The national average salary for a MIG Welder in the USA is $31,578 annually or $15.18 hourly. MIG Welders make the most in Baton Rouge, LA at about $39,421 per year. The average entry-level salary in Baton Rouge, LA is $33,000. Louisiana, Nevada, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut are the top 5 highest earning states for MIG Welders. The lowest earning states are South Carolina, Maine, Washington, North Dakota, and Utah.

Map of MIG Welder Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where MIG Welders earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average MIG Welder Salary By Company

If you are a MIG Welder, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Professional companies and Manufacturing companies have the most job opportunities for MIG Welders. Companies like Flex-N-Gate or The Wood Company will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like AtWork Group and Henderson Products report highly competitive salaries for MIG Welders.

Average MIG Welder Pay By Industry

Wages for MIG Welders can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Automotive companies, Construction companies, and Manufacturing companies pay higher-than-average wages for MIG Welders. Salaries for MIG Welders in Automotive companies average $33,287 annually, while Construction companies and Manufacturing companies pay $32,579 and $31,567, respectively. At $27,225, the average salary for MIG Welders in the Retail industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Automotive
Automotive
$33,287
$33k
Construction
Construction
$32,579
$33k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$31,567
$32k
Professional
Professional
$27,772
$28k
Retail
Retail
$27,225
$27k

MIG Welder Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

MIG Welder Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a MIG Welder can range from $20,943 to $40,630 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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