$40,089
Avg. Salary
$18.38
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$988

Bonus

$1,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Tig Welder is $18.38 per hour.

The average pay for a Tig Welder is $40,089 per year.

$13.50
10%
$18.38
50%
$25.89
90%
MEDIAN $18.38
$24k
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$40k
50%
$92k
90%
MEDIAN $40,089
$23,711 - $91,815
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MEDIAN: $40,089
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$13.50 - $25.89
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$0$91K
Salary $23,711 - $91,815
Bonus $101 - $5,048
Profit Sharing $70.47 - $5,960
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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$28,894 - $63,628
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 116
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $13.50 - $25.89
Hourly Tips $1.79
Overtime $19.10 - $39.13
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $101 - $5,048
Profit Sharing $70.47 - $5,960
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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$28,894 - $63,628
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,509

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
  • 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.

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Common Career Paths for Tig Welder


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Popular Skills for Tig Welder

Pay by Experience Level for Tig Welder

Pay by Experience for a Tig Welder has a positive trend. An entry-level Tig Welder with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 423 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Tig Welder with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 287 salaries. An experienced Tig Welder which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 270 salaries. A Tig Welder with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 153 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

33%

27%

26%

16%

National Average: $40,978

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Tig Welder Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Tig Welder?

Tig Welder in Houston:
Practice on many types of metals. And in many positions. Be an amodextrius welder. Take advice from the old timers. Use first class equipment only. Build what intrests you. Have fun with it!

Tig Welder in Indianapolis:
Pros: The overtime is awesome. Work indepently.
Cons: The fact that I have to travel out of town.

Tig Welder in Columbus:
"It's fun to make things and see the finished product."
Pros: Being able to make quality welds.
Cons: The lack of variety in the objects I weld.

Tig Welder in Kansas City:
Read prints and build to suit. Show up on time and be ready to work 40 hour week consistently.

Tig Welder in Orlando:
"Ahhh."
Just keep practicing. Its hard at first but you'll get used to it.

Tig Welder in Idaho Falls:
"Good Pay And Benefits."
Learn how to walk the cup around pipe or even for fillet welds it is a sought after talent.

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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Key Stats for Tig Welder

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 273 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Tig Welder Salaries

▲23%

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$41,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Tig Welder Salaries


Precision Measurement
▲7%

▲5%


Manufacturing Fabrication
▼0%

Aluminum Welding
▼0%

▼0%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼0%

National Average
$41,000


Fabricator
▼2%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
▼17%

Stainless Steel
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 273 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 29%