As Demand for Welders Resurges, Community Colleges Offer Classes

MARCH 23, 2015

As Demand for Welders Resurges, Community Colleges Offer Classes

This March 10, 2015 New York Times Economy article highlights the high demand for welders:

  • The American Welding Society recently estimated at least a 10 percent jump in the number of welding jobs over the next decade.

  • Entry-level welders can earn about $16.50 an hour. Experienced structural welders earn over $30, plus a per diem expense bonus. Specialty welders command $55 to $100 an hour, the upper end offered for someone, say, who can work underwater.

Information on Greenville Technical College's welding program may be found on the College Website.