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Welder Gas Metal Arc Salary
in Connecticut, United States

$31,718 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Welder Gas Metal Arc is $31,718 a year and $15 an hour in Connecticut, United States. The average salary range for a Welder Gas Metal Arc is between $24,781 and $37,301. 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 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Welder Gas Metal Arc Job Listings for Connecticut, United States

Aerospace Gas Tungsten Arc Welder
Jan 14
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
Resistance Welder - Intermediate
Dec 14
Manchester, CT, USA
Paradigm Precision Holdings, Inc.
... for gas turbine engines. We serve customers around the world in commercial and military aviation ... Have knowledge of the metals to be welded. * Able to make new schedules per customer specifications
Mechanical Design Engineer
Dec 19
Windsor, CT, USA
QuEST Global Engineering
... Gas Turbine Engine and the Propulsion Systems · General knowledge of engineering principles, manufacturing techniques (castings, metal cutting, turning, coatings, milling, EDM, welding, sheet metal ...
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 ...