Welding is a great profession to get into and can help you earn a good annual salary. The average salary in 2019 of welders in most states is over $40,000, which is quite a bit higher than the overall average salary for all industries in the USA. The annual welder salaries tend to range from about $30,000 – $60,000, with the majority around the $40,000 mark. Welding isn’t an easy job, you can work long hours pipe welding with early mornings getting hot inside your helmet. However, it can be a fun, rewarding and lucrative career choice.
Aside from your primary welding tools such as the welder and your safety equipment, there are lots of other small tools that will help you out when welding. To get the best results you’ll want to have tools that can help hold your metal in place while you weld, and mark the metal you’re using. If you’re creating slag you’ll also need tools to clean it up afterwards. Here’s our list of useful welding tools that will help you and are good to have around the workshop.
The best welding safety practices are often common sense such as covering your body, but it’s essential to familiarize yourself with all the best practices and equipment to ensure the highest level of safety for you and anyone else in the welding environment. Below we’ve written an article to lead you through a basics of welding safety from what clothing is best to wear, to how to make sure you have a safe welding environment. Whether you’re just welding alone in your garage, or if you run a welding workshop business, it’s absolutely vital that you read through all the safety manuals of all the equipment you purchase before using it. The same goes for anyone else who may be operating this equipment.
Introduction to MIG Welding
MIG welding (also known as GMAW) is a really popular type of welding that’s frequently used for welding low-alloy steels and is well suited for welding autobody parts and home-repair projects. It’s a simple process to learn, which is why so many hobby welders use it as their preferred method of welding. This MIG welding guide will teach you everything you need to know to start MIG welding.