Highest Paying Industries for Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution3368630
Utilities32.2467050
Transportation and Warehousing27.8257870
Local government, including schools and hospitals25.7153470
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service25.5253090
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing24.1250170
Ship and Boat Building21.5944910
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing21.4144530
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing21.0943870
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction20.743070
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors20.743060
Utility System Construction20.6142870
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing20.3942410
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing20.2342080
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing20.0541700
Building Equipment Contractors19.7741120
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services19.7341040
Construction19.7341030
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services19.7241010
Engineering Services19.7241010
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers19.4940530
Specialty Trade Contractors18.9839480
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing18.8839260
Primary Metal Manufacturing18.8239150
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing18.7539000
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing18.738900
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors18.6438780
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing18.1237690
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing18.0937640
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing18.0237480
Wholesale Trade17.9737370
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods17.9737370
Rubber Product Manufacturing17.9137240
Machinery Manufacturing17.8637140
Other Building Equipment Contractors17.7937010
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)17.7636950
Repair and Maintenance17.7636950
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance17.7636950
Household Appliance Manufacturing17.7336870
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing17.6936790
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing17.6236660
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing17.5636520
Machine Shops17.5336460
All industries17.5336450
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel17.5236440
All industries, private ownership only17.5136420
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing17.536410
Manufacturing17.536400
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing17.3936180
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing17.3336050
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing17.3336040
Rental and Leasing Services17.3336040
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing17.2535890
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing17.2535880
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing17.0835520
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing16.8535040
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing16.8435030
Support Activities for Transportation16.8435030
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing16.6434610
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers16.5934500
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing16.5334380
Hardware Manufacturing16.2533800
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing16.2433780
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing16.1633610
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing16.133480
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing16.0233330
Miscellaneous Manufacturing16.0133300
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing1633280
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing15.9933260
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing15.9433150
Foundries15.8833030
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing15.8733000
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing15.8232900
Forging and Stamping15.8132890
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities15.7932840
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing15.7932840
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing15.7632770
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing15.4532130
Management of Companies and Enterprises15.2931790
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing14.9631110
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing14.9131010
Plastics Product Manufacturing14.5430230
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing14.3929930
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing14.2329600
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing13.7628620
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services13.7628610
Administrative and Support Services13.6728430
Employment Services13.6628410

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