Welding, soldering, & brazing workers

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2019 Workforce
609k
Average Age
39.5
Average Salary
$45,759
Average Male Salary
$46,616
Average Female Salary
$32,336

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 Natural gas distribution. Welding, soldering, & brazing workers are paid most in Campbell, Goshen, Platte, Johnson, Washakie, Weston, Crook & Niobrara Counties PUMA, WY but are relatively concentrated in South Texas Development Council (South) & Coastal Bend COG (West) PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$45,759
AVERAGE SALARY
± $925

In 2019, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers earned an average of $45,759, $9,765 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders make somewhat more than Welding, soldering, & brazing workers while Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping 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

0.303
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.303, 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

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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, by number of employees, are Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance, Construction, and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

609k
2019 Workforce
± 19,128
4.98%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.28%

The number of people employed as Welding, soldering, & brazing workers has been growing at a rate of 4.98%, from 580,520 people in 2018 to 609,457 people in 2019.

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  16.5%, followed by Construction with 16.3% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 7.28%.

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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 39.3 and of female Welding, soldering, & brazing workers is 42.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Welding, soldering, & brazing workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

573k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 18,548
36.6k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,695

94% of Welding, soldering, & brazing workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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)

63.1% of Welding, soldering, & brazing workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.2% 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 Gender

39.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.435
42.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.81

The median age of Welding, soldering, & brazing workers is 39.5, and Male employees are generally 3.09 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

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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