Highest Paying Industries for Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution33.2269090
Utilities32.9168440
Natural Gas Distribution32.8968400
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil29.861980
Postal Service (federal government)27.8857990
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing27.8457900
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills27.5257250
Utility System Construction27.3656900
Coal Mining26.9656080
Other Pipeline Transportation26.9255990
Paper Manufacturing26.5855290
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction26.1254320
Federal government, including the US Postal Service26.0754220
Federal Executive Branch26.0454150
Metal Ore Mining26.0154100
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals25.9153900
Federal, State, and Local Government25.5753190
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service25.5753190
Local government, including schools and hospitals25.3952820
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service25.3252650
Mining (except Oil and Gas)24.8951770
Warehousing and Storage24.7551470
Pipeline Transportation24.5351020
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation24.4450830
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing24.3250590
Scientific Research and Development Services24.0450010
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences24.0450010
Mining23.9649840
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing23.8949680
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries23.8549600
Water Transportation23.7449380
Support Activities for Mining23.7149320
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned23.2448330
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas23.1648160
Nonresidential Building Construction23.0547940
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors23.0547940
Facilities Support Services22.8947620
Construction of Buildings22.8847580
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing22.8747570
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)22.7947400
Basic Chemical Manufacturing22.7547310
Inland Water Transportation22.7147230
Construction22.6847170
Oil and Gas Extraction22.6547110
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned22.6447100
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction22.6147020
Educational Services, State government owned22.5646930
Chemical Manufacturing22.5546910
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction22.2746310
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors22.1146000
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing22.0545860
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing22.0245790
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation21.9845720
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries21.8545450
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction21.7945330
Management of Companies and Enterprises21.7945330
State government, including schools and hospitals21.7845290
Transportation and Warehousing21.7745270
Building Equipment Contractors21.7445210
Other Specialty Trade Contractors21.6445020
Water, Sewage and Other Systems21.644930
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance21.5844890
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals21.5544830
Landscaping Services21.4644630
Other Support Services21.3744450
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing21.3444390
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)21.344300
Engineering Services21.2844250
Services to Buildings and Dwellings21.2744250
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)21.2444190
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services21.1543990
Educational Services, Privately owned21.0443750
Waste Treatment and Disposal20.7743200
Support Activities for Air Transportation20.7143090
Educational Services, Local government owned20.6442930
Ship and Boat Building20.6442920
Specialty Trade Contractors20.4842590
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing20.4642550
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)20.3742380
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying20.3442310
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned20.3242270
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services20.0141620
Beverage Manufacturing19.9541490
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services19.9341460
Food Manufacturing19.9241440
Specialized Freight Trucking19.7941160
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services19.7741110
Truck Transportation19.7541080
Waste Management and Remediation Services19.7441060
General Freight Trucking19.7141000
Support Activities for Water Transportation19.6140780
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing19.5340620
Activities Related to Real Estate19.5240600
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers19.4940540
Residential Building Construction19.4840520
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers19.4840510
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors19.3840300
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors19.3640270
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing19.3440230
Computer Systems Design and Related Services19.2940130
Rental and Leasing Services19.2540050
Testing Laboratories19.1939920
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing19.1939910
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing19.1839890
Waste Collection19.1739880
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance19.0739670
Other Building Equipment Contractors19.0539630
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)19.0539610
Repair and Maintenance19.0439610
All industries19.0339570
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing18.9639430
All industries, private ownership only18.9539420
Support Activities for Transportation18.9539420
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing18.9439390
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing18.939310
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries18.8839270
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers18.8639240
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers18.8139130
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing18.8139120
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing18.7539000
Sawmills and Wood Preservation18.7438970
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers18.7338970
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing18.7138910
General Rental Centers18.6838860
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)18.6638810
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing18.6538790
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair18.638680
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing18.5338540
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers18.4338320
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing18.4238310
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing18.438270
Machinery Manufacturing18.3638200
Building Finishing Contractors18.3638180
Communications Equipment Manufacturing18.3138080
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting18.338060
Automotive Repair and Maintenance18.2838030
Real Estate18.2838020
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing18.2738010
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing18.237860
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing18.1437720
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance18.1337710
Manufacturing18.0837610
Wholesale Trade18.0837610
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing18.0737590
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance18.0537550
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing18.0437520
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods18.0437520
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing18.0237490
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel1837430
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers17.9437310
Machine Shops17.9337290
Primary Metal Manufacturing17.9237270
Household Appliance Manufacturing17.9237260
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing17.937230
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing17.8937220
Specialized Design Services17.8537130
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing17.8537120
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers17.837030
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing17.7937010
Support Activities for Rail Transportation17.837010
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing17.7937000
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services17.7937000
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing17.7336880
Automobile Dealers17.736810
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors17.6836780
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods17.6836760
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing17.6436700
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers17.636610
Administrative and Support Services17.5636520
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers17.5536510
Foundries17.5236450
Lessors of Real Estate17.4836370
Employment Services17.4836350
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers17.4636310
Miscellaneous Manufacturing17.3736140
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores17.3736130
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry17.3636100
Roofing Contractors17.2535880
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing17.2135800
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing17.2135790
Nonstore Retailers17.1935760
Wood Product Manufacturing17.1635700
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers17.0935540
Drywall and Insulation Contractors17.0735510
Forging and Stamping17.0635480
Other Textile Product Mills17.0435440
Textile Product Mills17.0235400
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing1735370
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing16.9835310
Rubber Product Manufacturing16.9735300
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing16.9635270
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing16.9335210
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing16.8935130
Support Activities for Crop Production16.834940
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers16.7634870
Textile Furnishings Mills16.7334800
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities16.7334790
Other Wood Product Manufacturing16.7134750
Retail Trade16.6934720
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing16.6434620
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores16.5834490
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing16.5434400
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing16.5334370
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing16.5134340
Animal Slaughtering and Processing16.4334170
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing16.4234150
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing16.4134140
Plastics Product Manufacturing16.4134130
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing16.3433980
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing16.3333960
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services16.333890
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance16.2633830
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing16.2533800
Hardware Manufacturing16.2133720
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing16.0833450
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers16.0433370
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers15.9633190
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing15.9233110
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers15.9233110
Building Material and Supplies Dealers15.8733010
Support Activities for Road Transportation15.8332930
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing15.6532560
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing15.0331260
Social Assistance14.7530690
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services14.3729900
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing14.1629450
Vocational Rehabilitation Services13.1527360
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing12.5726150

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