At a Glance

Median Annual Salary
$50,209
Local Jobs
1,393
Regional Salary
$55,152
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Occupation Profile

Tie barges together into tow units for tugboats to handle, inspecting barges periodically during voyages and disconnecting them when destinations are reached. Attach hoses and operate pumps to transfer substances to and from liquid cargo tanks. Handle lines to moor vessels to wharfs, to tie up vessels to other vessels, or to rig towing lines.

By the numbers:

Median Annual Earnings

$50,209

Median Annual Earnings are the midpoint earned by 50 percent of workers who are the lowest paid and 50 percent of workers who are the highest paid in a particular occupation

Local Jobs

1,393

Jobs are any position in which a worker provides labor in exchange for monetary compensation (note: one individual may hold multiple jobs)

Regional Salary

$55,152

Average Annual Earnings are determined by dividing the total earnings for the occupation by the number of jobs in the occupation.

Education Programs

Coastal Bend College
Welding Technology (GMAW)
Program Type Credential Type Level Required Hours Online Finanical Aid
CTE L1 16 No Yes

Macedonio Gonzalez

Coastal Bend College
mgonzalez@coastalbend.edu
(361) 354-2571
Craft Training Center
Welding
Program Type Credential Type Level Required Hours Online Finanical Aid
CTE NCCER 672 No No

Marene Cheatham

Craft Training Center
mcheatham@ctccb.org
(361) 289-1636 ext. 311
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