Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
SOC: 51-4121.00


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.

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
397,900 employed

Projected (2024):
412,300 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

Alternate Titles:

  • Aluminum Welder
  • Arc Welder
  • Certified Maintenance Welder
  • Cutting Torch Operator
  • Pipe Welder
  • Silver Solderer
  • Sub Arc Operator
  • Welder Fitter
  • Wire Welder

  • production

    industry stats

    SOC: 51-0000

    Total Employed: 9,073,290

    Average Annual Salary: $36,220