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Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

This career: $18.95
Statewide median: $18.15

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Area Low Median High
U S
$12.21 $17.95 $27.91
Minnesota
$13.17 $18.95 $27.13
Central Minnesota
$13.44 $18.41 $26.33
Northeast Minnesota
$12.68 $18.51 $28.22
Northwest Minnesota
$12.50 $16.70 $22.28
Southeast Minnesota
$13.15 $18.51 $22.71
Southwest Minnesota
$12.69 $17.54 $23.33
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$14.36 $21.21 $28.84

"Low" indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 8,710 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers most often work?

 

Current Demand

This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 3,490 new Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers to meet market demand between 2010-2020. 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
2012 2022 Number Percent
U S 337,300 388,000 50,700 15%
Minnesota 7,814 9,224 1,410 18%
  2010 2020 Number Percent
Central Minnesota 1,276 1,648 372 29.2%
Northeast Minnesota 420 506 86 20.5%
Northwest Minnesota 1,119 1,438 319 28.5%
Southeast Minnesota 827 997 170 20.6%
Southwest Minnesota 1,084 1,290 206 19%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,086 3,470 384 12.4%


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