so how much do you think a welder could make if he were offered a job to go down to Mississippi and weld gas lines and stuff?? my jackass friend, 17 or 18 years old, said he has been doing some welding, less than a years experience, and i doubt any proper training, and he said a company offered him and 3 or 4 others to go down there for a contract of 7 years for (here's the kicker) $100 a day for rent, and $150/hr for 94hrs/week... now that's an inexperienced welder making over $763,000 a year... even divided between the four people its over 190 grand a year. i know the first number is out of it, but could a welder (maybe if he were damn good at his job) have that kind of oppurtunity to make almost $200,000 given the circumstances in Mississippi? what do you think about other trades?? just wondering. oh and do you have dumbass friends like this also??