Salary for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

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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, or Brazer will normally get an average wage that can range from 24000 and 36000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers will usually earn a compensation of Thirty Seven Thousand Two Hundred dollars each year.

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers receive the highest compensation in Alaska, which has average job salaries of close to about $61550. Employees in this career can make the highest salaries in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, where they can receive average compensation 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, Solderers, and Brazers 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