The average hourly pay for a Tig Welder is $18.88.
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What Do Tig Welders Do?
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.
Job Satisfaction for Tig Welder
Popular Employer Salaries for Tig Welder
The top respondents for the job title Tig Welder are from the companies General Electric Co (GE), Honeywell Aerospace and Hose Master Inc. 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 and General Electric Co (GE), earning around $29.00 and $27.00, respectively. Hose Master Inc pays the lowest at around $16.00. Chart Industries, Inc and Honeywell Aerospace also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $19.72 and $25.71, respectively.
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What Are Popular Skills for Tig Welders?
Skills in Manufacturing Fabrication, Blueprints and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Aluminum Welding and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Tig Welders?
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 $15.14 based on 28 salaries. An early career Tig Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.96 based on 528 salaries. A mid-career Tig Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.73 based on 269 salaries. An experienced Tig Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.96 based on 253 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Tig Welder in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 24.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (24.5% more) and Cincinnati, Ohio (11.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (5.3% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 1,267 survey responses.