How Much Do Solderers and Brazers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Solderers And Brazers

Solderers And Brazers braze or solder together components to assemble fabricated metal parts, using soldering iron, torch, or welding machine and flux.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$46690 per year
Hourly wage
$22 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$30,640 to $36,140 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$15 to $17 per hour

Entry-level Solderers and Brazers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $30,640 to $36,140 per year or $15 to $17 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Solderers and Brazers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $32 $66,250
Senior (Top 25%) $26 $53,820
Middle (Mid 50%) $21 $44,190
Junior (Bottom 25%) $17 $36,140
No experience (Bottom 10%) $15 $30,640

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
AK $35 $71,860
VI $32 $65,960
HI $32 $65,650
DC $31 $64,270
WY $29 $59,800
ND $28 $57,320
WA $27 $56,160
NM $27 $56,150
LA $27 $55,920
MD $27 $55,310

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Solderer and Brazer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like AK doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at AK might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Solderers and Brazers are in the states of AK, VI, HI, DC and WY.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Scheduled Air Transportation $92230 $44.34
Natural Gas Distribution $79680 $38.31
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $77620 $37.32
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $73570 $35.37
Other Pipeline Transportation $68840 $33.09
Utility System Construction $64600 $31.06
Metal Ore Mining $63970 $30.75
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas $61910 $29.77
Local Government $61540 $29.59
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil $61330 $29.48
Coal Mining $60020 $28.86
Federal Executive Branch $59910 $28.80
Management of Companies and Enterprises $58420 $28.08
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills $58170 $27.97
Chemical Manufacturing $58050 $27.91
Support Activities for Mining $57250 $27.53
Rail Transportation $56880 $27.34
Amusement Parks and Arcades $55600 $26.73
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging $55200 $26.54
Scientific Research and Development Services $54840 $26.36
Communications Equipment Manufacturing $54770 $26.33
State Government $54570 $26.24
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction $54460 $26.18
Nonresidential Building Construction $54320 $26.12
Oil and Gas Extraction $54280 $26.10
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers $53670 $25.80
Building Equipment Contractors $53130 $25.54
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $53090 $25.52
Chemical Manufacturing $53010 $25.49
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $52770 $25.37

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