Average Welder with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding Skills Hourly Pay at Caterpillar, Inc.

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The average hourly pay for a Welder with Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding skills at Caterpillar, Inc. is $20.52.
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Hourly Rate
$17 - $26
$121 - $2,483
Profit Sharing
$0 - $900
Total Pay
$36,739 - $69,821

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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, Waste Management, Inc. and Trinity Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Huntington Ingalls Industries where the average pay is $25.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Tenneco Inc and Design Group, earning around $19.60 and $17.85, respectively. Great Dane Trailers LLC pays the lowest at around $16.03. Eaton Corporation and Waste Management, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $17.08 and $17.09, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Welder

Skills in Welding and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Blueprints and Manufacturing Fabrication.