Tig Welder Salary (United States)

A Tig Welder earns an average wage of $17.14 per hour.
Tig Welder Total Pay (?
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$20,426 - $58,723
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MEDIAN: $39,252
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Tig Welder Total Pay (?
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$12.57 - $24.25
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$20,426 - $58,723  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,051  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $5,087  
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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$26,635 - $59,815  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.57 - $24.25  
   
Overtime
$17.00 - $34.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,051  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $5,087  
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).
)
$26,635 - $59,815  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 233
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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
  • Follow blueprints to arrange metal pieces and temporarily fix them into position before welding.
  • Safely set up and operate welding machines and other shop equipment.
  • Cut or join together metal pieces using manual or semi-automatic welding machines.

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Experience Affects Tig Welder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Tig Welder Salaries

National Average
$40,000
Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 2%
Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 11%
Aluminum Welding
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 23%
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