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These Are The 10 States With The Highest Welder Fitter Salaries For 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 10 months ago
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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do welder fitters get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for welder fitters by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for welder fitters by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for welder fitters after this adjustment? That would be Welders, Cutters, Solderers, And Brazers.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Wyoming
  2. Alaska
  3. New Mexico
  4. North Dakota
  5. Mississippi
  6. Louisiana
  7. Texas
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Delaware
  10. Utah

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for welder fitters from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $43840, so our index value would be:

$43,840 * (100 / 135.9) = $32,259

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for welder fitters.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

Detailed List Of Welder Fitter Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Wyoming $62,505 $57,380 91.8
2 Alaska $54,111 $70,940 131.1
3 New Mexico $52,694 $50,850 96.5
4 North Dakota $52,525 $52,210 99.4
5 Mississippi $50,756 $43,600 85.9
6 Louisiana $50,432 $47,810 94.8
7 Texas $49,889 $45,250 90.7
8 Oklahoma $49,372 $44,040 89.2
9 Delaware $48,954 $49,640 101.4
10 Utah $48,129 $44,760 93.0
11 Kansas $46,963 $42,220 89.9
12 Nevada $46,873 $48,420 103.3
13 West Virginia $46,777 $43,690 93.4
14 Washington $45,779 $48,160 105.2
15 Virginia $45,079 $45,440 100.8
16 Colorado $44,152 $45,830 103.8
17 Kentucky $43,690 $39,540 90.5
18 Tennessee $43,366 $38,770 89.4
19 Wisconsin $43,295 $41,910 96.8
20 Arizona $43,193 $42,330 98.0
21 Michigan $43,146 $38,400 89.0
22 Arkansas $43,065 $37,510 87.1
23 Alabama $42,949 $39,170 91.2
24 North Carolina $42,768 $40,160 93.9
25 Indiana $42,547 $38,080 89.5
26 Minnesota $42,529 $42,870 100.8
27 South Carolina $42,399 $42,060 99.2
28 Missouri $42,378 $38,310 90.4
29 Nebraska $42,150 $38,610 91.6
30 Illinois $42,061 $39,790 94.6
31 Maine $41,868 $46,390 110.8
32 Ohio $41,855 $39,260 93.8
33 Pennsylvania $41,568 $42,150 101.4
34 Montana $40,902 $41,230 100.8
35 Iowa $40,868 $37,190 91.0
36 Georgia $39,879 $36,450 91.4
37 Idaho $39,457 $36,340 92.1
38 New Hampshire $38,940 $45,560 117.0
39 New Jersey $38,810 $47,310 121.9
40 Florida $37,700 $37,060 98.3
41 Oregon $37,171 $42,970 115.6
42 Maryland $36,980 $46,410 125.5
43 Massachusetts $36,139 $48,210 133.4
44 Connecticut $36,139 $46,150 127.7
45 New York $35,343 $46,300 131.0
46 Rhode Island $35,136 $42,410 120.7
47 South Dakota $34,754 $36,040 103.7
48 Hawaii $34,645 $58,170 167.9
49 California $32,259 $43,840 135.9
50 Vermont $31,015 $37,560 121.1