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.
National Salary & Outlook
Median pay for welders for 2012 is 35,450 per year or $17.04 per hour. Job projection is 18% between 2010 -2020 with a faster than average growth. (1)
Pennsylvania Salary & Outlook
Entry level salaries are about $26,680 per year with an average wage of $36,250. There are expected to be about 388 openings per year from now until 2018. (2)
(1) Occupational Outlook Handbook, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
(2) PA Career Guide, 22nd edition, 2011-2012