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How much can an 18 year old with a high school diploma make stick welding in oahu hawaii?

How can i improve my skills?

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Brook’s Answer

Depends on what your doing, shop fabrication welding 18-30hr, if you do field structural welding 30-45hr.

I’m from California so I’m just assuming. I know the union welders here can make anywhere from 35-65hr, obviously experience depending. Unions usually have a competitive salary with other unions. You are in a high seismic area so I’m assuming the pay will be around the same, code is AWS D1.8, you will want to get that certification.

Get a mig welder with NR 232 self shield wire and some scrap steel and practice your 3G uphill (vertical ups), and 4G (overheads)
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John’s Answer

Hi, Good Day to you, hope this finds you well. Not sure how to answer this question but here are a few web sites to explore… Good luck with your career. John

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics holds your answers and is a good place to research about the various jobs/positions in the construction, general industry, and maritime field including position descriptions, pay scale, etc. across the USA.

Simply type in “Stick Welder in Hawaii” in the search block and info on “Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers” will come up then look down for the subject that appeals to your interest.

'Good luck and enjoy the research. John

As for improving your skills. Well I'd recommend getting a long sleeve cotton shirt, stiff cotton work pants, a pair of good work gloves (heavy duty for stick and light cow skin for MIG, TIG, etc.) {try on both gloves and make sure the fit is comfortable, you can easily bend the fingers, the gloves are not tight around the palm or fingers, and you can manipulate items}, a good pair of clear and dark-tinted safety glasses along with heavy steel toed work boots. Then stop in at a local welding shop and ask the Owner if you can get some experience welding, cutting, etc.

Or stop off at the local High School Shop Class and ask the Instructor for "getting some experience".

Again good luck with your choice of careers. John
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