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Best states for a Welder

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Are you wondering which place in the United States is the best state for Welders?

Knowing how challenging it is to figure out where to start your career or where to move to advance your career, we decided to bring you a list of best states for Welder jobs.

Our research shows that Alaska is the best state in the country for Welders.

The most common schools for Welders are Tulsa Welding School, Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, and University of Phoenix, and the most common majors are Precision Metal Working and Business.

In order to get you the best states for Welders, we looked at our data on jobs and wages -- specifically the average annual wage and the number of available jobs per capita.

If you are currently seeking employment as a Welder, you can find open job positions using Zippia's search tools.

The 10 Best States in America For Welders in 2019

  1. Alaska
  2. Wyoming
  3. Louisiana
  4. North Dakota
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. Maine
  7. District of Columbia
  8. Mississippi
  9. Delaware
  10. Connecticut
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  • (136 jobs)
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In order to bring you the best states for Welders, we figured that the states needed to not only have ample job openings for Welders, but also high pay, and good career prospects.

To determine the above criteria, we looked at the our most recent data, and then we ranked each of the 50 states from best to worst for Welders.

Some of the companies that are hiring for Welders include FABRICATION and Caterpillar.

So without further delay, here is the list of best states for Welders.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Welders in 2019

1. Alaska

Total Welder Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
27 $57,996 $36,000 $91,000 4.66
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Welder Jobs in Alaska

2. Wyoming

Total Welder Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
21 $49,690 $31,000 $78,000 3.81
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Welder Jobs in Wyoming

3. Louisiana

Total Welder Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
70 $44,261 $28,000 $69,000 2.2
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Welder Jobs in Louisiana

4. North Dakota

Total Welder Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
23 $40,775 $25,000 $64,000 2.48
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Welder Jobs in North Dakota

5. Pennsylvania

Total Welder Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
136 $48,742 $27,000 $87,000 0.97
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Welder Jobs in Pennsylvania

6. Maine

Total Welder Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
17 $43,054 $27,000 $67,000 1.35
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Welder Jobs in Maine

7. District of Columbia

Total Welder Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
0 $52,175 $33,000 $81,000 0
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Welder Jobs in District of Columbia

8. Mississippi

Total Welder Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
32 $39,811 $38,000 $40,000 1.87
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Welder Jobs in Mississippi

9. Delaware

Total Welder Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
2 $44,721 $28,000 $70,000 0.19
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Welder Jobs in Delaware

10. Connecticut

Total Welder Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
13 $44,721 $28,000 $70,000 0.32
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Welder Jobs in Connecticut

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Welder

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

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