A Tig Welder earns an average wage of $17.91 per hour.

$24,027 - $95,000
(Median)
$24K
$42K
$95K
MEDIAN: $42,500
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$13.27 - $25.90
(Median)
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$24,027 - $95,000  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $5,043  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $6,128  
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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$28,411 - $64,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.27 - $25.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$19.14 - $40.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$200.00 - $5,043  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $6,128  
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).
)
$28,411 - $64,965  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 870
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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 Difference by Location

National Average: $40,580

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Experience Affects Tig Welder Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Tig Welder Salaries

Stainless Steel
up arrow 3%

Pipe Welding
up arrow 2%

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
up arrow 1%

Manufacturing Fabrication
0%

Blueprints
0%

National Average
$41,000

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 1%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 1%

Aluminum Welding
up arrow 1%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 1%

Fabricator
up arrow 1%

Precision Measurement
up arrow 8%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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