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Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators

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: $20.88
Statewide median: $20.95

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators *

Area Low Median High
U S
$15.27 $18.52 $22.70
Minnesota
$17.91 $20.88 $24.10
Central Minnesota
$17.43 $21.77 $26.40
Northeast Minnesota
$18.25 $24.59 $27.96
Northwest Minnesota
$16.83 $18.69 $21.46
Southeast Minnesota
$18.33 $21.40 $23.69
Southwest Minnesota
$19.19 $22.72 $32.42
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$17.89 $20.34 $23.62

* "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 780 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 866 new Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators 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 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 37,700 34,800 -2,900 -7.7%
Minnesota 2016 2026 Number Percent
Statewide 930 859 -71 -7.6%
Central Minnesota 109 106 -3 -2.8%
Northeast Minnesota 69 52 -17 -24.6%
Northwest Minnesota 88 93 5 5.7%
Southeast Minnesota 125 122 -3 -2.4%
Southwest Minnesota 19 21 2 10.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 365 311 -54 -14.8%


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