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Local or National? A Look at Welder Salaries.

Have you ever thought about how much welders make if they stay local or travel for their career?

Listed below are 2020 salary averages for each state in the US according to bls.gov.

Tired of the hot southern summers and want to start a welding career in the snowy, picturesque landscape of Alaska?

Prefer to enjoy the lovely Hawaiian weather and weld on ships?

How about walking out of your welding job and appreciating the serene, beautiful mountains in Wyoming?

These states have the highest median welder salaries in the US. And with that being just the median, your income can increase substantially with great work ethic, advancing your welding skills, and having a great resume with AWS certifications (currently offered within Arclabs training programs).

Currently, we have three campuses in South Carolina and one in Houston, Texas. Texas is by far the biggest employer of welders in the US by sheer numbers with 51,000 employed. South Carolina also employs many welders, depending on the region, with the largest industries being manufacturing and the shipyards on the coast. Career placement assistance from Arclabs is a huge factor when choosing where to go to school and begin your career welding. Call us at 877-647-4111 now.

What’s your ideal state to work?

State Average Pay
ALABAMA $40,910
ALASKA $66,740
ARIZONA $44,070
ARKANSAS $40,050
CALIFORNIA $47,910
COLORADO $49,870
CONNECTICUT $52,070
DELAWARE $55,480
FLORIDA $41,650
GEORGIA $38,780
HAWAII $61,830
IDAHO $38,910
ILLINOIS $43,150
INDIANA $42,160
IOWA $39,850
KANSAS $43,710
KENTUCKY $40,960
LOUISIANA $53,490
MAINE $48,750
MARYLAND $53,540
MASSACHUSETTS $41,050
MICHIGAN $47,050
MINNESOTA $47,050
MISSISSIPPI $43,890
MISSOURI $42,170
MONTANA $45,180
NEBRASKA $42,930
NEVADA $48,290
NEW HAMPSHIRE $49,990
NEW JERSEY $49,330
NEW MEXICO $56,740
NEW YORK $49,130
NORTH CAROLINA $42,620
NORTH DAKOTA $54,480
OHIO $42,060
OKLAHOMA $43,600
OREGON $47,730
PENNSYLVANIA $44,480
RHODE ISLAND $52,270
SOUTH CAROLINA $43,260
SOUTH DAKOTA $39,450
TENNESSEE $41,420
TEXAS $46,940
UTAH $45,150
VERMONT $42,070
VIRGINIA $47,090
WASHINGTON $53,960
WEST VIRGINIA $52,040
WISCONSIN $45,740
WYOMING $61,650

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (bls.gov)