Tig Welder Salary

A Tig Welder earns an average wage of $18.12 per hour.

$24,307 - $91,563
$24K
$41K
$92K
MEDIAN: $40,963
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50%
90%

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$13.42 - $26.21
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.19
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$24,307 - $91,563  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $5,039  
Profit Sharing
$70.47 - $5,960  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,724 - $64,936  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.42 - $26.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.42  
Overtime
$19.00 - $40.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$100.67 - $5,039  
   
Profit Sharing
$70.47 - $5,960  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,724 - $64,936  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 874

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Job Description for Tig Welder

A tig welder is responsible for welding parts in many different directions, including flat, horizontal, vertical, and even overhead. They are also in charge of welding steel, and sometimes aluminum, parts. Tig welders must be able to operate effectively in a team atmosphere, be self-motivated, and be goal-oriented. Tig welders may work during first, second and/or third shifts. This is a physically demanding job that requires the ability to stand for long periods of time, lift heavy equipment, and properly wear and use safety gear. Typical employers for tig welders are companies that manufacture metal products. This is generally a full time position with the option of overtime.

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Tig 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.

Common Career Paths for Tig Welder


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Pay by Experience Level for Tig Welder

Pay by Experience for a Tig Welder has a positive trend. An entry-level Tig Welder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 423 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Tig Welder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 287 salaries. An experienced Tig Welder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 270 salaries. A Tig Welder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 153 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,061

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Key Stats for Tig Welder

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 137 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Tig Welder Salaries

▲23%

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$41,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Tig Welder Salaries

Precision Measurement
▲7%


▲5%


Manufacturing Fabrication
▼0%

▼0%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼0%

National Average
$41,000


Aluminum Welding
▼1%

Fabricator
▼3%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
▼17%

Stainless Steel
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 28%
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