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

$22.58
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The average hourly pay for a Welder with Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding skills in San Diego, California is $22.58.
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$36,236 - $65,930
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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 that pay less than market rate include Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Manufacturing Fabrication, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding, Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) 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 $21.86 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.16 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.92 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 5.2% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Cleveland, Ohio (19.6% less), Columbus, Ohio (18.8% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (16.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 24 survey responses.
Early Career
45.8%
Mid Career
33.3%
Experienced
20.8%