Average Early-Career Welder with Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding Skills Hourly Pay in Sacramento, California

$17.56
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Welder with Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding skills in Sacramento, California is $17.56.
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$16.53
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$17.56
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$19.22
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Job Description for Welder

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 Skills for Welder

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

Pay by Experience Level for Welder

A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $28.49 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.83 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Welder in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 24.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (7.2% more) and Houston, Texas (5.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (10.5% less), Indianapolis, Indiana (5.9% less) and Chicago, Illinois (4.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 11 survey responses.
Mid Career
54.5%
Experienced
45.5%