Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Prospects: Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth

Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

Number of positions

2012: 1,530    2014: 1,560

Annual job postings

New: 10    Replacement: 40
(Total: 50)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
High school diploma or equivalent

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Moderate-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.