Tig Welder Salary

A Tig Welder earns an average wage of $18.12 per hour.

$24,242 - $88,321
$24K
$40K
$88K
MEDIAN: $39,508
10%
50%
90%

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$13.34 - $25.77
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.44
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50%
90%

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$0$88K
Salary $24,242 - $88,321
Bonus $101.37 - $5,020
Profit Sharing $50.00 - $5,500
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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$28,715 - $63,721
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 62
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $13.34 - $25.77
Hourly Tips $2.42
Overtime $18.34 - $38.23
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $101.37 - $5,020
Profit Sharing $50.00 - $5,500
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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$28,715 - $63,721
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 837

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.

Common Career Paths for Tig Welder


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Tig Welder Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Tig Welder

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

National Average: $41,137

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

Tig Welder Reviews

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

Tig Welder in New York:
"It's hard to make a living , welders are under paid unless."
Pros: The most I like about new york is queens, it's peaceful.
Cons: The cheap paid labor work , I don't understand if I have a skill as tig welder why am I getting paid the same amount as a security guard? After 2 years I should be getting paid 17 or 18 an hour ..... It's not easy to get into the union.....

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.

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Key Stats for Tig Welder

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 157 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Tig Welder Salaries

▲23%

▲7%

▲1%

National Average
$41,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Tig Welder Salaries

Precision Measurement
▲7%


▲5%


Manufacturing Fabrication
▼0%

▼0%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼0%

National Average
$41,000

Aluminum Welding
▼1%


Fabricator
▼3%

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
▼17%

Stainless Steel
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 157 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 30%