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The median annual wage for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers was $40,240 in May 2017. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $27,460, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $63,170.  Wages for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers vary with the worker’s experience and skill level, the industry, and the size of the company.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers,
on the Internet at (visited July 17, 2018).

Highest Paying Welding Jobs

Job Title Median Annual Salary Job Growth (2014-2024)*

Pipe Welder

$58,998 (2017)** 4% (all welders)

Underwater Welding

$57,474 (commercial divers, 2017)** 37% (commercial divers)
Military Support Welder
$25 - $30 per hour (estimates from 2017)*** -2% (welders, government)

Pipeline Welder

$64,660 (mean salary for welders, pipeline oil transportation industry, 2016)*
$71,620 (mean salary for welders, natural gas distribution, 2016)*
12% (welders, oil and gas extraction)
2% (welders, pipeline transportation)
Certified Welding Supervisor
$61,897 (2017)** 4% (all welders)

Sources: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, **, ***


Welding Symbols Chart

This is a great link to the American Welding Society Welding Symbol Chart