The salary statistics of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is $62,100. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,800. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 131% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers in 16 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $77,060. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $33,890).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
From the above tables we note that not only welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $22,370 to $71,300. The highest paying state for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $71,300. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $22,370. For more salary information of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New York|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |