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Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $22.42
Statewide median: $21.49

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$17.05 $20.73 $25.54
Minnesota
$18.81 $22.42 $26.60
Central Minnesota
$19.22 $22.80 $26.77
Northeast Minnesota
$20.21 $26.38 $31.40
Northwest Minnesota
$18.25 $21.10 $23.68
Southeast Minnesota
$17.28 $19.80 $22.70
Southwest Minnesota
$17.20 $20.02 $23.29
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$20.07 $24.44 $28.43

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 10,020 workers employed in this large career.

Where do Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 11,037 new Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 424,700 439,100 14,500 3.4%
Minnesota 2016 2026 Number Percent
Statewide 9,585 10,240 655 6.8%
Central Minnesota 2,159 2,531 372 17.2%
Northeast Minnesota 547 603 56 10.2%
Northwest Minnesota 1,272 1,472 200 15.7%
Southeast Minnesota 917 1,074 157 17.1%
Southwest Minnesota 1,065 1,102 37 3.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,383 3,342 -41 -1.2%


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