Solderers


Manufacturing > Solderers > Employment & Outlook
Occupation is in demand for the following regions: North Central, Northern Stateline, Career Cluster
111300
100482
Solderers

Solderers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Welders work mostly in metal manufacturing industries. Solderers often work on electronic equipment.

Major employers:

  • Architectural and structural metals manufacturers
  • Agriculture, construction, and mining machinery manufacturers
  • Commercial and industrial machinery manufacturers

Outlook

Growth for this occupation is about as fast as average. The basic skills of welding are similar across industries, so welders can easily shift from one industry to another, depending on where they are needed most. The nation’s aging infrastructure will require the expertise of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers to help rebuild bridges, highways, and buildings.

Job prospects should be excellent for welders with the right skills. Many employers report difficulty finding qualified applicants. In addition, other openings will arise as workers retire or leave the occupation for other reasons.

Welders and Solderers (CIS 100482)

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Illinois
13,703
Large
&
4.9%
5.8%
>>>>
1,537
Very High
  Champaign Area
203
Large
&
9.9%
7.0%
>>>>
25
High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
457
Very large
&
6.1%
5.0%
>>>>
52
Very High
  Cook County
4,558
Large
&
5.9%
5.6%
>>>>
518
High
  Decatur Area
175
Very large
&
5.1%
7.0%
>>>>
20
High
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
875
Very large
&
8.3%
9.7%
>>>>
102
Very High
  Du Page County
1,516
Large
&
5.3%
5.4%
>>>>
171
Very High
  Edwardsville Area
303
Very large
&
-6.9%
5.1%
>>>>
29
High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
74
Large
&
12.2%
7.0%
>>>>
9
High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
184
Large
&
5.4%
5.2%
>>>>
21
High
  Lake County
849
Large
&
8.7%
8.6%
>>>>
100
Very High
  McHenry County
346
Very large
&
5.5%
6.8%
>>>>
40
Very High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
178
Large
&
9.6%
6.8%
>>>>
22
High
  Northwest Illinois Area
471
Very large
&
5.7%
3.6%
>>>>
54
Very High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
797
Very large
&
7.4%
7.3%
>>>>
92
Very High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
250
Very large
&
6.8%
4.3%
>>>>
29
High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
308
Very large
&
5.5%
5.7%
>>>>
35
Very High
  Rockford Area
1,018
Very large
&
6.4%
7.6%
>>>>
116
Very High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
95
Large
&
9.5%
2.4%
>>>>
12
High
  Springfield Area
200
Large
&
7.0%
4.7%
>>>>
23
High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
257
Large
&
8.6%
6.4%
>>>>
30
High
  Vermilion County
101
Large
&
6.9%
4.9%
>>>>
12
High
  Will County
528
Large
&
7.2%
9.1%
>>>>
62
High
United States
438,900
Very large
&
3.1%
3.7%
>>>>
43,400
Very High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.