A welder is a tradesperson who specializes in fusing materials together. The term welder refers to the operator, the machine is referred to as the welding power supply. The materials to be joined can be metals (such as steel, aluminum, brass, stainless steel etc.) or varieties of plastic or polymer. Welders typically have to have good dexterity and attention to detail, as well as technical knowledge about the materials being joined and best practices in the field.
Median Wage in the USA
The average Welder salary in the United States is $42,615 as of March 26, 2020, but the range typically falls between $38,035 and $48,016. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.
Learn how to Weld
Welding Class Descriptions
Welding — MIG
Introduce students to basic MIG welding skills. Basic principles of MIG welding, shop safety, introduction of various joints, machine configuration, machine set up- voltage, amperage, gas flow, etc., and machine maintenance. Student selected project- with instructor approval.
Welding — TIG
Introduce students to basic TIG welding skills. Basic set up and how-to principles, shop safety, machine configuration, machine maintenance, flat welds with and without filler rod, introduction of various joints. Project is student choice: steel eagle or airplane kit- may vary by location
Welding — Arc/Stick
Introduce students to basic Arc/Stick welding skills. Basic machine configuration and set up, shop safety, 4 basic positions of welding, and basic weld joints. Student selected project- with instructor approval.