Welding, Soldering, And Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders

Training Requirements for Welding, Soldering, And Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders

Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders need a high school diploma or equivalent and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders
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 Welding, Soldering, And Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders

This represents about 59,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 10,000 less welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 17,000 more.

Typical Income for Welding, Soldering, And Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders

Hourly Income

On average,welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders make $18.45 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders $12.05 $14.47 $17.78 $22.03 $26.10
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, welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders make $38,380 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders $25,070 $30,090 $36,980 $45,820 $54,300
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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