Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

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.

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

About this Career Path

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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Environment

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers may work outdoors, often in inclement weather, or indoors, sometimes in a confined area. They may work on a scaffold, high off the ground, and they occasionally must lift heavy objects and work in awkward positions. Although most work full time, overtime is common.

Salary Breakdown

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

$46,690

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$30,640

ENTRY LEVEL

$44,190

MID LEVEL

$66,250

EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

2,656

Current Available Jobs

452,400

Projected job openings through 2030

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Top Expected Tasks

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

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KNOWLEDGE

Production and Processing

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KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

K

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

K

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

K

KNOWLEDGE

Design

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SKILL

Quality Control Analysis

S

SKILL

Monitoring

S

SKILL

Critical Thinking

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SKILL

Judgment and Decision Making

S

SKILL

Operations Monitoring

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ABILITY

Arm-Hand Steadiness

A

ABILITY

Near Vision

A

ABILITY

Finger Dexterity

A

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

A

ABILITY

Control Precision