Salary for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

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Also known as:  Aluminum Welder, Arc Welder, Brazer, Certified Maintenance Welder, Cutting Torch Operator, Pipe Welder, Silver Solderer, Sub Arc Operator, Welder Fitter, Wire Welder helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Welders, cutters, solderers and brazers use flame-cutting, hand-soldering, hand-welding or brazing 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, Solderer, and Brazer gets an average compensation that can range from $30,640 and $66,250 depending on the level of experience. will normally receive average salaries of fourty-six thousand six hundred and ninety dollars per annum.

can get the best pay in Alaska, where they earn normal pay levels of close to $71,860. People with this job title are paid at the highest average level in Utilities, where they receive average wages of $77,850.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 45.18 percent nationwide in that time.


Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Health Care and Social Assistance
Public Administration
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Wholesale Trade
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting