A Tig Welder earns an average wage of $18.05 per hour.

$23,982 - $91,916
$24K
$40K
$92K
MEDIAN: $39,632
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$13.29 - $26.09
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MEDIAN: $18.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$23,982 - $91,916  
   
Bonus
$199.33 - $5,025  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $6,000  
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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$28,462 - $65,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.29 - $26.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$18.86 - $40.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$199.33 - $5,025  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $6,000  
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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$28,462 - $65,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 892

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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.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,673

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Key Stats for Tig Welder

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Tig Welder Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Tig Welder Salaries




Manufacturing Fabrication
0%

Aluminum Welding
0%

Blueprints
0%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
0%

Precision Measurement
0%

National Average
$41,000


Fabricator
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Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 16%

Stainless Steel
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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