Average Welder with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Skills Hourly Pay at Trinity Inc

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The average hourly pay for a Welder with Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) skills at Trinity Inc is $20.62.
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Hourly Rate
$17 - $22
Total Pay
$43,054 - $52,000

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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.
The top respondents for the job title Welder are from the companies Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News Shipbuilding and General Electric Co (GE). Reported salaries are highest at Huntington Ingalls Industries where the average pay is $26.41. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Electric Co (GE) and Caterpillar, Inc., earning around $24.99 and $24.29, respectively. National Oilwell Varco pays the lowest at around $18.22. Newport News Shipbuilding and General Dynamics Electric Boat also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.95 and $23.11, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Welder

Skills that pay less than market rate include Blueprints, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding, Manufacturing Fabrication, Welding and Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW).