Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

At-A-Glance

Median Pay*
$52,700.00 per year
Employment Change, 2017-2022*
250
Number of Jobs, 2016*
1760
Entry-Level Education
High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience
Less than 1 year
On-the-job Training
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Job Outlook, 2017-2022*
11.4 %

*Data is specific to the Southeast Texas region.

Job Outlook
Percent change in employment, projected 2017-2022
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
11.4%
All Occupations
18.26%
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the Targeted Occupations List for Southeast Texas
What Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers Do
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers weld or join metal parts. They also fill holes, indentions, or seams of metal products, using hand-held metal joining equipment.
Work Environment
Training ranges from a few weeks of technical school or on-the-job training to several years of combined technical school and on-the-job training.
Similar Occupations
Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers with similar occupations.
SOURCE:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition and ONETOnline