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Welders and Welding Technicians


The earnings of welding trades workers vary widely depending on the skills needed for the job, industry, location, and other factors. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that median annual earnings of welders in May 2019 were $42,490. Salaries ranged from $29,470 to $64,240 or more. In addition to wages, employers often provide fringe benefits, such as health insurance plans, paid vacation time, paid sick time, and pension plans. Salaries for welding technicians vary according to the individual's function and level of education as well as the geographic location of the business.

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