Wondering how welder salaries stack up where you live? Looking to make a move and want to know where the best-paying welding jobs are found? Look no further. We dug through the data on all 50 states to find out how much welders make in every corner of the country, compared to their affordability rankings (out of 50) via US News and World Report.
Welding processes are as varied as the products they create, and as a result there are dozens of diverse career paths in the field of welding. One of the most prevalent types of welding jobs is in metal inert gas (MIG) welding. We’ll break down the basics of MIG welding jobs, share how to break into the field and explore some of the best industries to work in if you’re looking to become a MIG welder.
The Surehand Spotlight shares some of the many thousands of stories in the skilled industrial trades, shining a bright light on the hard-working tradesmen and women who build, operate, maintain, and ensure the safety of the world we live in. This month, we shine the spotlight on four U.S. military veterans—Toni Bailey, Bobby Durning, John Stewart and Jeff Wagner—who built successful civilian careers in NDT after serving their country.
From the charming, music-filled streets of downtown to the Great Smoky Mountains just a stone’s throw away, Knoxville, Tennessee offers a unique blend of city living and Southern charm. The rich arts and culture scene delivers a regular calendar of festivals, performances and shows, while two national forests, nine state parks and a thousand miles of waterways make the area an outdoor lover’s paradise. Here’s how much can you make at welding jobs in Knoxville and what are the best industries are to work in.
One of the best things about a career in welding is how many different kinds of paths it can present. As a welder, you can work indoors or outdoors, on land or at sea, work for a company or be your own boss. If you enjoy stability and consistency, you can opt for a full-time job that keeps you close to home. But if you enjoy waking up somewhere new from one week to the next, welding offers plenty of opportunities to travel.
Houston is the fourth largest city in the U.S. and growing quickly, expanding in population by close to 11% between 2010 and 2019. With prestigious higher education institutions, beloved sports teams and easy access to travel by air, land and sea, it’s easy to see why Houston is an attractive option for Texans and out-of-staters alike. We’ll break down the average Houston welding salaries and take an industry-specific look at the most promising welding jobs to pursue in the biggest city in the Lone Star State.
Without a doubt, the pandemic has been hard for jobseekers. Just a quick look at the news is enough to see how dire the situation is. Millions are out of jobs. There’s uncertainty about how well the economy will pick up in the foreseeable future. But this reporting mostly shows you what’s happening at the national level. Jobs are scarce at the moment, yes, but is that the case across all industries? Our team at Surehand got down to answering this question, focusing specifically on job opportunities for welders.