Information About Welders, Cutters, Solderers, And Brazers

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Training

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers need postsecondary vocational award.

Degrees for Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers
Training for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, And Brazers
Percent
Less than High School 23.9
High School 50.0
Some College 18.8
Associates Degree 5.0
Bachelors Degree 1.9
Masters Degree 0.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment

Represents about 412,000 people in the United States- 5.6% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 6,000 less welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 126,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers make $18.23 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers $11.70 $14.10 $17.20 $21.30 $26.50
Production occupations $8.95 $10.90 $14.70 $20.00 $26.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers make $37,920 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers $24,490 $29,370 $35,920 $44,410 $55,240
Production occupations $18,620 $22,860 $30,670 $41,740 $55,910
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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