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Average Salaries for Welders Make for Great Paychecks Nationwide

February 17th, 2017

When you become a certified welder, you can start your career with a leg up on salary. Trained welders can be employed in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, construction, and infrastructure projects like bridges, highways, and more. With a welding career, you can easily take your job to a different industry, as projects become available. Your skills will always be in demand, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects a 4% growth in employment for welders in the coming decade.

What Kind of Salary Can a Welder Expect?

Even welders just out of school can expect a solid hourly wage. Entry-level welders can earn around $40,000 per year, depending on their location and the work needed. The highest paid entry-level welders can earn as much as $60,000 per year. As you gain more experience, you can earn more and also pursue other jobs, like a Structural Metal Fabricator, a Production Supervisor, Shop Foreman, Certified Welding Inspector, and more. Each job offers more opportunities, responsibilities, and a bigger paycheck:

Your first step to a prosperous welding career is enrolling in LTI. It’s easy to get started online with our application, or contact us for more information.

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