TIG Welder Statistics in the US

The average employee age for tig welders is 40 years. The tig welder workforce reached a whopping 304,419 in 2020!

Among tig welders, we discovered that 8.8% of them are women, while 88.9% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among tig welders is White, which makes up 66.4% of all tig welders. Comparatively, there are 17.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.3% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Tig welders are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, tig welders are more likely to find a job in the manufacturing industry.

From where do we know all information about tig welder demographics? We analyzed 4,048 tig welders resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

TIG Welder Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as tig welders. Keep reading to find out what the results for tig welders were.

TIG Welder Gender Ratio

Among tig welders, 8.8% of them are women compared to 88.9% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 88.9%
  • Female, 8.8%
  • Unknown, 2.3%

TIG Welder Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among tig welders is White, which makes up 66.4% of all tig welders. Comparatively, there are 17.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.3% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 66.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 17.8%
  • Black or African American, 9.3%
  • Asian, 2.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.1%
  • Unknown, 1.6%

Foreign Languages Spoken By TIG Welders

The chart below shows that 56.7% of tig welders speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Polish at 13.3% and French is the third-most popular at 6.7%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 56.7%
  • Polish, 13.3%
  • French, 6.7%
  • Carrier, 6.7%
  • Portuguese, 3.3%
  • Other, 13.3%

TIG Welder Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among tig welders.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

TIG Welder Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the tig welder position over time.


TIG Welder Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of tig welders changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of tig welders based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For TIG Welder

By looking over 4,048 tig welders resumes, we figured out that the average tig welder enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 32%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

TIG Welder Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of tig welder employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of tig welders is 40+ years old, which represents 52% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of TIG Welders with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, mechanic, welder, truck driver and engine lathe operator have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Special Process Person30%63%
TIG Welder89%9%
Die Repair Machinist96%2%
Engine Lathe Operator98%2%
Mechanic, Welder, Truck Driver99%1%
Mechanic, Welder, Truck Driver
Engine Lathe Operator
Die Repair Machinist
TIG Welder
Special Process Person

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As TIG Welder?

Male Income
Female Income

TIG Welder Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Asian men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

TIG Welder Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
High School Diploma or Less$37,825
Some College/ Associate Degree$38,805
Bachelor's Degree$39,116

TIG Welder Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree

    TIG Welder Heatmaps

    The amount you can make as a tig welder can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of tig welders is $44,112. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

    Where Do TIG Welders Earn The Most?

    The map here shows where tig welders earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

    Average Salary

    Where Are TIG Welders Located?

    By looking through more than 4,048 resumes, we found that the most popular places for tig welders are TX, Houston and IN, Indianapolis.

    Number of TIG Welders

    Where Are TIG Welders In High Demand?

    We looked over job openings to determine where in the country tig welders are in the most demand.

    Jobs Openings

    TIG Welder Employment Statistics

    This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ tig welders. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most tig welders is the manufacturing industry.

    Company Size

    We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire tig welders.

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    < 50 employees

    50 - 100 employees

    100 - 500 employees

    500 - 1,000 employees

    1,000 - 10,000 employees

    > 10,000

    The Types Of Companies TIG Welder Work In

    Employees with the tig welder job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most tig welders prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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    Industry Concentration

    Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ tig welders. Those industries include manufacturing, technology and professional.

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