Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Welding Technology 316.3 - Employment

Use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

National Salary & Outlook

Median pay for welders for 2012 is 35,450 per year or $17.04 per hour. Job projection is 18% between 2010 -2020 with a faster than average growth.  (1)

Pennsylvania Salary & Outlook

Entry level salaries are about $26,680 per year with an average wage of $36,250.  There are expected to be about 388 openings per year from now until 2018. (2)


(1)        Occupational Outlook Handbook, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/ 
(2)        PA Career Guide, 22nd edition,  2011-2012