Tig Welder Salary

A Tig Welder earns an average wage of $17.65 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and Pipe Welding.

$27,305 - $75,494
(Median)
$27K
$44K
$75K
MEDIAN: $44,330
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$13.20 - $25.67
(Median)
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$27,305 - $75,494  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,698  
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $10,000  
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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$28,743 - $63,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.20 - $25.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$18.71 - $39.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,698  
   
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $10,000  
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).
)
$28,743 - $63,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 754
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Tig Welder

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Experience Affects Tig Welder Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Tig Welder Salaries

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
up arrow 122%

Pipe Welding
up arrow 19%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 7%

Stainless Steel
up arrow 3%

Manufacturing Fabrication
0%

National Average
$40,000

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 1%

Blueprints
up arrow 1%

Fabricator
up arrow 1%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 3%

Aluminum Welding
up arrow 4%

Precision Measurement
up arrow 9%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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