Average Welder with Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding Skills Hourly Pay in San Antonio, Texas

$16.56
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The average hourly pay for a Welder with Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding skills in San Antonio, Texas is $16.56.
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$12.58
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What Do Welders Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Welders?

Skills in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Manufacturing Fabrication, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding and Welding.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Welders?

An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.62 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.00 based on 4 salaries.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 43.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (35.1% more) and Houston, Texas (24.1% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 10 survey responses.
Early Career
60.0%
Mid Career
40.0%