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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: $19.71
Statewide median: $18.88

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$15.37 $18.57 $23.3
Minnesota
$16.49 $19.71 $23.59
Central Minnesota
$16.18 $18.91 $22.55
Northeast Minnesota
$15.97 $20.37 $26.59
Northwest Minnesota
$15.92 $18.08 $21.23
Southeast Minnesota
$16.3 $19.85 $23.14
Southwest Minnesota
$16.13 $18.97 $22.38
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$17.45 $21.34 $25.59

* "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 9360 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 seeing low growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 2660 new Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers to meet market demand between 2014-2024. 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
  Employment Employment Change
2014 2024 Number Percent
U S 397900 412300 14400 3.6%
Minnesota 8956 9044 88 0.9%
  2012 2022 Number Percent
Southeast Minnesota 821 890 69 8.4%
Northwest Minnesota 1261 1346 85 6.7%
Southwest Minnesota 1104 1220 116 10.5%
Northeast Minnesota 505 543 38 7.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3076 3253 177 5.8%
Central Minnesota 1483 1680 197 13.3%


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