Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

3.0/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $22.60 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 88% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers' job openings is expected to rise 1.6% by 2031
'Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers' was $47,010, or $22.60 hourly
'Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers' are paid 2.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers?

As of 2021 there were 397,600 people employed as Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers within the United States.
This represents around 0.28% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 354 people are employed as Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers.

Job description

Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand-soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

SOC Code: 51-4121.00


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Bruh says
you can just retrofit a CNC machine or a plasma cutter with a welding tip and boom its automated
May 18, 2021 at 08:21 PM

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