Salary for Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Also known as:  Brazing Machine Operator, Brazing Machine Setter and Setup Operator, Brazing Machine Tender, Electron Beam Welder Setter, Machine Welder, Reserve Tube Welder, Soldering Machine Operator, Soldering Machine Setter and Setup Operator, Soldering Machine Tender, Ultrasonic Welding Machine Operator

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These employees set up, tend, operate and inspect flame-cutting, hand-soldering, hand-welding or brazing equipment including laser cutters and laser beams. Their primary duty is 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 helpful in some states. An employer usually requires up to one year of formal on-site job training after being hired for this job.

A Welding, Soldering, or Brazing Machine Setter/Operator can expect a wage between $27,990 and $58,660 based on seniority levels. will normally receive average salaries of fourty-one thousand three hundred and twenty dollars on a yearly basis.

are paid most highly in Alaska, where they can get average job salaries of approximately $61,140. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Utilities, where they receive wages of $75,500.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 29.01 percent nationwide in that time.

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Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries:

Utilities
$75,500
Construction
$50,780
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$50,720
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$45,620
Transportation and Warehousing
$45,260
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$42,860

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$37,150
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$37,340
Retail Trade
$37,620
Wholesale Trade
$40,720
Manufacturing
$41,050
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$42,860