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How much do underwater welders make?

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An underwater welder can earn between $100,000 and $200,000 per year, according to the American Welding Society. As most underwater welders are paid per project, the actual salary varies from job to job.

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Factors affecting pay include the availability of projects, the depth at which a welder works, the methods used for diving and the environment in which the work takes place. If a welder-diver has other skills, such as underwater photography skills, drafting, underwater cutting and fitting and rigging, the chances of landing a project and commanding a higher salary are increased provided that the skills and qualifications are maintained.

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