Welding, soldering, & brazing workers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
574k
Average Age
39.7
Average Salary
$46,533
Average Male Salary
$47,290
Average Female Salary
$33,801

About

Welding, soldering, & brazing workers are most often employed by the Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance industry. The average yearly wage for Welding, soldering, & brazing workers was $46,533 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Welding, soldering, & brazing workers by wage are Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians, Mental health counselors, and Conveyor operators & tenders, & hoist & winch operators.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Welding, soldering, & brazing workers are Northeast Nebraska PUMA, NE, Ector CountyOdessa City PUMA, TX, and Minot City PUMA, ND. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Welding, soldering, & brazing workers are Enid City PUMA, OK, Ector CountyOdessa City PUMA, TX, and DeKalb & Jackson Counties PUMA, AL.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Welding, soldering, & brazing workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance is the industry that employs the most Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, by average wage, is Miscellaneous retail stores. Welding, soldering, & brazing workers are paid most in Canarsie & Flatlands PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Enid City PUMA, OK.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$46,533
AVERAGE SALARY
± $990

In 2020, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers earned an average of $46,533, $9,421 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Conveyor operators & tenders, & hoist & winch operators make somewhat more than Welding, soldering, & brazing workers while Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Welding, soldering, & brazing workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.306
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.306, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Welding, soldering, & brazing workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Welding, soldering, & brazing workers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Welding, soldering, & brazing workers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Welding, soldering, & brazing workers.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, by average wage, are Miscellaneous retail stores, Natural gas distribution, and Investigation & security services.

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Industries by Share

574k
2020 Workforce
± 18,564
−2.46%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.66%

The number of people employed as Welding, soldering, & brazing workers has been declining at a rate of −2.46%, from 588,437 people in 2019 to 573,954 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Welding, soldering, & brazing workers employed by various industries. Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance employs the largest share of Welding, soldering, & brazing workers at  15.6%, followed by Construction with 15.1% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 8.35%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Welding, soldering, & brazing workers in the US. The average age of male Welding, soldering, & brazing workers in the workforce is 39.6 and of female Welding, soldering, & brazing workers is 41.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Welding, soldering, & brazing workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

542k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 18,038
32.2k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,405

94.4% of Welding, soldering, & brazing workers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Welding, soldering, & brazing workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Welding, soldering, & brazing workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

63.2% of Welding, soldering, & brazing workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.2% of Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Welding, soldering, & brazing workers.

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Age by Sex

39.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.44
41.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.86

The median age of Welding, soldering, & brazing workers is 39.7, and Male employees are generally 2.09 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Welding, soldering, & brazing workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Welding, soldering, & brazing workers is Business but a relatively high number of Welding, soldering, & brazing workers hold a major in Mechanical Technologies.

Majors

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