Salary for Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters

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Welders, cutters, and welder fitters use flame-cutting and hand-welding equipment and techniques to join metal components, weld, fill holes or indentations, or fill seams or fabrications on metal objects. Completion of high school or its equivalency is usually necessary to be considered for this position. A welding certificate may also be necessary in some areas. An employer usually requires up to two years of formal on-site job training after being hired for this job.

A Welder, Cutter, or Welder Fitter can get salaries ranging between 24000 to 36000 depending on education and experience. Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters receive an average salary of Thirty Seven Thousand Two Hundred dollars yearly.

Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters are paid the highest in Alaska, where they can earn a compensation of near $61550. These employees make the most money in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, where they can earn average pay levels of $58100.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.88 percent nationwide in that time.
Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $58,100
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $52,400
Public Administration $51,480
Educational Services $48,430
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $46,560
Transportation and Warehousing $43,650
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $31,240
Retail Trade $34,000
Wholesale Trade $34,670
Manufacturing $35,490
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $36,120
Other Services (except Public Administration) $36,310