Salary for Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters

This occupation has now been updated to Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Also known as:  Aluminum Welder, Arc Welder, Brazer, Certified Maintenance Welder, Cutting Torch Operator, Pipe Welder, Silver Solderer, Sub Arc Operator, Welder Fitter, Wire Welder

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Welders, cutters, and welder fitters use flame-cutting and hand-welding 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, or Welder Fitter usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $30,640 and $66,250 based on tenure level. usually receive a salary of fourty-six thousand six hundred and ninety dollars yearly.

have the highest average potential salary in Alaska, where they get an average salary rate of near $71,860. Professionals that work in these jobs make the highest salary in Utilities, where they can earn average pay scales of $77,850.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 45.18 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters tend to make the most in the following industries:

Utilities
$77,850
Health Care and Social Assistance
$61,440
Public Administration
$59,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$58,420
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$57,140
Construction
$54,720

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
$43,000
Information
$44,110
Manufacturing
$44,330
Wholesale Trade
$44,910
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$45,040
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$46,110