The average hourly pay for a Tig Welder is $18.56.
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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, an…Read more
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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Popular Employer Salaries for Tig Welder
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
Avg. Hourly Rate
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.
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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).
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