Average Welder Hourly Pay at Huntington Ingalls Industries

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The average hourly pay for a Welder at Huntington Ingalls Industries is $25.46.
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $28
$0 - $2,650
Total Pay
$36,785 - $69,831

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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 Caterpillar, Inc., General Electric Co (GE) and Trinity Inc. Reported salaries are highest at General Electric Co (GE) where the average pay is $21.95. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Caterpillar, Inc. and FreightCar America, earning around $20.33 and $18.33, respectively. Great Dane Trailers LLC pays the lowest at around $15.73. Eaton Corporation and Waste Management, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $16.89 and $16.95, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Welder

Skills in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Welding and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding and Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW).

Pay by Experience Level for Welder

An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $24.84 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.45 based on 11 salaries.

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