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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: $21.65
Statewide median: $20.95

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$16.81 $20.34 $25.29
Minnesota
$18.12 $21.65 $25.61
Central Minnesota
$18.95 $22.44 $26.17
Northeast Minnesota
$18.32 $23.56 $28.96
Northwest Minnesota
$17.50 $20.05 $23.42
Southeast Minnesota
$17.31 $20.27 $23.59
Southwest Minnesota
$17.13 $20.00 $23.29
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$18.81 $22.77 $27.52

* "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 9,410 workers employed in this medium-sized 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
2016 2026 Number Percent
U S 404,800 427,300 22,500 5.6%
Minnesota 9,585 10,240 655 6.8%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2016 2026 Number Percent
Northwest Minnesota 1,272 1,472 200 15.7%
Central Minnesota 2,159 2,531 372 17.2%
Northeast Minnesota 547 603 56 10.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,383 3,342 -41 -1.2%
Southeast Minnesota 917 1,074 157 17.1%
Southwest Minnesota 1,065 1,102 37 3.5%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.