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Tig Welder Salary

A Tig Welder earns an average wage of $17.30 per hour. A skill in Manufacturing Fabrication is associated with high pay for this job.
$27,203 - $73,688
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $44,408
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$12.90 - $24.90
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$27,203 - $73,688  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,884  
Profit Sharing
$755 - $9,933  
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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$28,204 - $60,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.90 - $24.90  
   
Overtime
$18.37 - $36.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,884  
   
Profit Sharing
$755 - $9,933  
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).
)
$28,204 - $60,116  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 328
United States (change)

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.

Common Career Paths for Tig Welder


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Pay by Experience Level for Tig Welder

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Tig Welder Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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"Good Pay And Benefits."
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Tig Welder in Denver:
"Wage."
Company pushes world class operation mantra but when confronted about wages says "we pay average of the prevailing wage in the area"

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Experience Affects Tig Welder Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Tig Welder Salaries

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 22%

National Average
$40,000

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 2%


Aluminum Welding
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 25%