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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.

Occupation Projection for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
514121  Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 2,168 2,274 106 4.89 % 59 174 11 244 High school diploma or equivalent 

Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Construction    450  21 % 510  22 % 60  14 % $65,370
Specialty Trade Contractors    410  19 % 470  21 % 60  14 % $66,060
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    290  13 % 290  13 % 0  2 % $47,070
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing    170  8 % 160  7 % -10  -6 % $53,130
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    150  7 % 140  6 % -10  -6 % $45,380
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    140  6 % 160  7 % 20  11 % $50,380
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    110  5 % 110  5 % 0  -2 % $42,130
Wholesale Trade    100  5 % 110  5 % 10  8 % $54,850
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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