Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

4.0/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $21.24 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 90% (You are doomed)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers' job openings is expected to rise 8.2% by 2030
'Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

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

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers' was $44,190, or $21.24 hourly
'Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers' are paid 5.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 397,550 people employed as Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers.
This represents around 0.29% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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