oday. There’s an enormous demand for skilled welders. There is no wonder that many high school students choose to go to trade school instead of traditional schools. With so many construction projects underway and repair required every day, there is ever a lack of work for the welders of America. Is the field as lucrative as it seems? In this video we’ll take a look at our statistics on welding jobs and also the type of wage you can expect should be a professional.
First of all, most welding workers have at minimum an undergraduate degree. The welding certificates are also beneficial to have in the industry as many employers allow their employees to take supplemental welding courses at the workplace. Though the typical annual pay of a welder is different based on the area they work in however, the average is $46,280 per year. As compared with mechanics or HVAC techs, the salary of welders is in fact a little lower. The wages for welders aren’t the same in different states. Alaska has the highest average salary for welders.