Catalog 2020-2021

Welding Technology

Employment

Welders held about 424,700 jobs in 2018. The industries employing the most welders in 2018 were as follows:
  • Manufacturing (63 percent)
  •  Specialty Trade Contractors (6%)
  • Self-Employed Workers (6%)
  • Repair and Maintenance (4%) 
  • Wholesale trade (3%)

Employment is projected to grow by approximately 3 percent from 2018 through 2028.

Source:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 edition, Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers.