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Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of welding, soldering, and brazing workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of welding, soldering, and brazing workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of welding, soldering, and brazing workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The welding, soldering, and brazing workers 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 [1].

Table 1. Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,580
25th Percentile Wage
$32,330
50th Percentile Wage
$39,110
75th Percentile Wage
$49,150
90th Percentile Wage
$61,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for welding, soldering, and brazing workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) welding, soldering, and brazing workers is $61,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,580. We 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of welding, soldering, and brazing workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201639,1103.07%7.72%
201537,9102.08%-
201437,1201.86%-
201336,4300.93%-
201236,090--

Table 2. Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of welding, soldering, and brazing workers 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 welding, soldering, and brazing workers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $77,070. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $33,900).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$77,070
Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,660
Mining
$50,140
Transportation and Warehousing
$46,790
Construction
$46,440
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$45,510
Educational Services
$44,240
Health Care and Social Assistance
$43,790
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$43,730
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$42,920
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$40,290
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$39,210
Manufacturing
$38,050
Wholesale Trade
$37,960
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$37,270
Retail Trade
$33,900


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