im still tryin to make up my mind on a profession,i can get in with the firedept. here in st.pete or i could be a welder both I like,but the pay rate is what Im concered with.when I move out into the sticks I've seen that the firefighters make $8.50 an hour!! /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif thats what I was making at wal-mart! but a welder could be a good way to make some money,plus make some stuff for my truck /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif anyway whats the basic starting pay yearly for a welder? anyone know??