Does your ideal degree pay what you expect?

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:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

Highest paying jobs for welding graduates

The highest paying career for welding graduates is welder, with top salaries averaging around $39,622.

Highest Paying Careers

Avg Pay (USD)

As per most recent US census

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