All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $55,069
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $15.59
    Median: $20.40
    Experienced: $24.80
  • Growth (2014-2019)-2%
  • Openings (2014-2019)89
  • Current Employment 3,446
  • Projected Employment 3,465
  • Typical Entry-level Education High school diploma

Welders, Cutters, Solderers and Brazers

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Welding
  • Repair
  • Inspection
  • Blueprints
  • Mathematics
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • Organization
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking

occupational tasks

  • Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions
  • Lay out, position, align, and secure parts and assemblies prior to assembly, using straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers
  • Examine workpieces for defects and measure workpieces with straightedges or templates to ensure conformance with specifications
  • Melt and apply solder along adjoining edges of workpieces to solder joints, using soldering irons, gas torches, or electric-ultrasonic equipment
  • Heat soldering irons or workpieces to specified temperatures for soldering, using gas flames or electric current

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)