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After graduation, welding graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $99,517, while the bottom 20% make closer to $29,867. The median grad salary is $54,519.
Welding graduate salaries over time
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for welding graduates
The highest paying career for welding graduates is welder, with top salaries averaging around $39,622.
As per most recent US census
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