Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

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Description

Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand-soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

Job Outlook

Employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 49,200 openings for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$44,190

State-by-state Salary

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$72,940
$38,030
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Education

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Production and Processing
  • Design
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mathematics
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