Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (51-4121)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 590 639 8.31 16 52 73
United States 424700 439100 0.0 11100 36300 48800
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 22.45 14.73 17.37 21.25 25.88 31.85
Alaska 34.55 23.43 28.63 35.07 40.62 47.20
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 35.48 22.64 27.78 35.66 43.83 49.04
Fairbanks North Star Borough 36.09 26.13 30.47 36.98 42.25 48.13
Balance of State 33.52 23.34 28.63 34.34 39.10 43.95

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.