Average Tig Welder Hourly Pay

$18.56
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$957
Bonus
$989
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The average hourly pay for a Tig Welder is $18.56.
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$13.68
MEDIAN
$18.56
90%
$25.85
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $26
Bonus
$104 - $5,030
Profit Sharing
$52 - $6,787
Total Pay
$29,300 - $61,752

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Job Description for Tig Welder

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.

Job Satisfaction for Tig Welder

3.7 out of 5
(295)
Highly Satisfied
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The top respondents for the job title Tig Welder are from the companies General Electric Co (GE), Hose Master Inc and Honeywell Aerospace. Reported salaries are highest at Aker Solutions, Inc. where the average pay is $41.50. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Electric (GE) Aviation, earning around $29.00. Hose Master Inc pays the lowest at around $15.22. Honeywell Aerospace also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $24.93.

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Popular Skills for Tig Welder

Skills in Manufacturing Fabrication, Aluminum Welding and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Tig Welder

An entry-level Tig Welder with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.08 based on 25 salaries. An early career Tig Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.61 based on 584 salaries. A mid-career Tig Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.36 based on 348 salaries. An experienced Tig Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.55 based on 325 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Employees with Tig Welder in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 23.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (14.8% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (8.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (6.2% less) and Chicago, Illinois (4.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,513 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.7%
Early Career
38.6%
Mid Career
23.0%
Experienced
21.5%
Late Career
15.3%