$117,600/ year*
Estimated Salary
  /  year *
Estimated Salary
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Becoming a Pipeline Welder in Oregon


A welder is a tradesperson who specializes in fusing materials together. The term welder refers to the operator, the machine is referred to as the welding power supply. The be joined can be metals (such as steel, aluminum, brass, stainless steel etc.) or varieties of plastic or polymer.
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$40,000/yr in Oregon

What Pipeline Welders Love About Their Trade

New challenges every day.
Using big cool tools.
It's a great lifestyle.


High Paying
Work Indoors
Not Customer Facing
Variety of Tools
Not Hard on Body
Small Teams


Optionality PotentialHigh
Many fields require welding. Many ways to specialize.
Entrepreneurship Potential Very High
Very low startup cost and high likelihood of success.
Demand ForecastMedium
Very dependent on the oil and gas industry.