Fact #1: NASCAR - Long before the rubber hits the road, roughly 950 man-hours are spent on welding and fabrication for each race car. Hundreds of parts are hand-cut, welded and machined, from the chassis and suspension to the drivetrain. Learn more fun facts.
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- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean hourly wage is about $18 and the annual salary is $37,920.
- The highest percentile and likely most highly trained welders make $55,240 and more a year.
- Illinois is ranked in the top five states for employing welding engineers.
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