Information About Welders, Cutters, Solderers, And Brazers

Training Requirements for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, And Brazers

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers
Training for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, And Brazers
Percent
Less than High School 20.4
High School 46.8
Some College 23.0
Associates Degree 7.1
Bachelors Degree 2.3
Masters Degree 0.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.1

Employment outlook for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, And Brazers

Represents about 397,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 14,000 more welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 128,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers make $20.41 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers $12.88 $15.67 $18.94 $23.82 $29.85
Production occupations $9.96 $11.98 $15.93 $21.81 $28.99
Metal workers and plastic workers $11.43 $14.16 $18.06 $23.17 $28.78
Welding, soldering, and brazing workers $12.78 $15.54 $18.80 $23.63 $29.55
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers make $42,450 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers $26,800 $32,590 $39,390 $49,550 $62,100
Production occupations $20,720 $24,920 $33,130 $45,360 $60,300
Metal workers and plastic workers $23,770 $29,460 $37,560 $48,190 $59,860
Welding, soldering, and brazing workers $26,580 $32,330 $39,110 $49,150 $61,470
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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