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Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

in Massachusetts

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.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
514121  Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 3,408 3,427 19 0.56 % 100 98 High school diploma or equivalent 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    1,220  36 % 1,260  37 % 40  3 % $48,360
Machinery Manufacturing    380  11 % 340  10 % -40  -10 % $45,510
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    310  9 % 280  8 % -30  -9 % $37,560
Construction    310  9 % 320  9 % 10  3 % $64,770
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing    220  6 % 230  7 % 10  5 % $44,580
Specialty Trade Contractors    210  6 % 220  6 % 10  1 % $65,660
Wholesale Trade    170  5 % 180  5 % 10  2 % $49,860
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    170  5 % 180  5 % 10  2 % $48,570
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    170  5 % 190  5 % 20  10 % $46,850
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