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

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Training

Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders need postsecondary vocational award.

Degrees for Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders
Training for Welding, Soldering, And Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders
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 54,000 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 3,000 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 16,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders make $17.36 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders $11.00 $13.50 $16.70 $20.50 $24.90
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, welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders make $36,120 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders $22,980 $28,200 $34,770 $42,660 $51,880
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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