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Welder Gas Metal Arc Salary
in Connecticut, United States

$31,605 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Welder Gas Metal Arc is $31,605 a year and $15 an hour in Connecticut, United States. The average salary range for a Welder Gas Metal Arc is between $24,693 and $37,168. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Welder Gas Metal Arc. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Connecticut, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Welds together metal components of products, such as pipelines, automobiles, boilers, ships, aircraft, and mobile homes, as specified by layout, blueprints, diagram, work order, welding procedures, or oral instructions, using electric arc-welding equipment: obtains specified electrode and inserts electrode into portable holder or threads consumable electrode wire through portable welding gun.
  • Connects cables from welding unit to obtain amperage, voltage, slope, and pulse, as specified by welding engineer 011.061-026 or welding technician 011.261-014.
  • Starts power supply to produce electric current.
  • Strikes (forms) arc which generates heat to melt and deposit metal from electrode to workpiece and join edges of workpiece.
  • Manually guides electrode or gun along weld line, maintaining length of arc and speed of movement to form specified depth of fusion and bead, as judged from color of metal, sound of weld, and size of molten puddle.
  • Welds in flat, horizontal, vertical, or overhead positions.
  • Examines weld for bead size and other specifications.
  • May manually apply filler rod to supply weld metal.
  • May clean or degrease weld joint or workpiece, using wire brush, portable grinder, or chemical bath.
  • May repair broken or cracked parts and fill holes.
  • May prepare broken parts for welding by grooving or scarfing surfaces.
  • May chip off excess weld, slag, and spatter, using hand scraper or power chipper.
  • May preheat workpiece, using hand torch or heating furnace.
  • May position and clamp workpieces together or assemble them in jig or fixture.
  • May tack.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2023:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Welder Gas Metal Arc Job Listings for Connecticut, United States

Aerospace Gas Tungsten Arc Welder
Aug 17
Hartford, CT, USA
Aircraft Welding & Mfg. Co. LLC
Under limited supervision, weld metals & fabricate thin Steel, Stainless Steel, Nickel Alloy, Aluminum, and Titanium into various aerospace parts. The company primary business is aerospace components
* Electro-Mechanical Mechanic - 15304
Oct 23
Waterbury, CT, USA
The Bergaila Companies
Uses gas and/or arc welding equipment to heat, cut, braze, or weld * Performs duties of electrician ... metal fabrication
Mechanical Engineer Designer
Oct 25
Danbury, CT, USA
QuEST Global
... weld call-outs o ANSI Y14.5 Dimensioning (GD&T) o Sheet metal design o Bill of Material (BoM ... that involve, gas flows, bellows, process equipment, and materials (metals, ceramics, and ...
Drafter - Manufacturing
Oct 30
Windsor, CT, USA
The Spencer Turbine Company
S. manufacturers of air and gas handling equipment and magnetic lifting, work holding and ... Sheet metal design/detailing preferred. * Machined parts design/detailing. * Knowledge of drafting ...
CAD Specialist - Manufacturing
Nov 5
Windsor, CT, USA
The Spencer Turbine Company
S. manufacturers of air and gas handling equipment and magnetic lifting, work holding and ... Experience with 3D Sheet Metal modeling preferred. * Minimum 5 years Solid Modeling experience ...