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The First State is also one of the smallest, both in terms of population and geography. But if you live there or nearby and are looking to work as a welder, you’ll find information in this article about where to learn the trade and how much you can expect to earn.
In Delaware, the pay scale for a welder ranges from $13.39, or about $27,500 a year for full-time work up to about $32.00 per hour, or $66,500 full time. The range can depend on certification, experience, and type of position. The median wage for an experienced Delaware welder is $22.99 per hour, which is about $48,000 per year.
Delaware welders earn less than 48% of all trades careers in the state. Compared with the rest of the states, Delaware ranks 7th in terms of average salary paid, putting it in the top 15% of best-paying states in the United States.
Like most careers, in welding it’s important to keep up with the latest changes and improvements in technology. Welders who do so will normally earn better than those who fall behind.
Also, welding skills are universal; it’s relatively easy to practice your trade in a different state if you decide to move for any reason. The biggest employers of welders are the construction and manufacturing sectors, followed by electric and gas utilities.
There are currently about 600 welding jobs in Delaware. The BLS expects the number of available welding jobs to increase to about 630 by 2024, around a 5% increase.
The market size for welders is small in Delaware, mainly because the state itself is small. However, that doesn’t mean that earnings are poor; in fact, they’re just outside the top 10% of states in terms of average pay for welders. If you’re interested in the welding career in Delaware, it’s definitely worth checking into it considering the good pay and decent growth rate.
Below are the cities in Delaware that hire the most welders. $ amount in parentheses represents the average wage for the city. Remember to take cost of living into account when considering wages, as it is more expensive to live in some cities compared to others.
The following companies are some of the most popular companies to hire welders. They may not indicate the median or average.
|All Metal Fabricators||619 Lambson Lane,|
New Castle, DE 19720
|(302) 319 5953||Adult (all other)|
|Delaware Skills Center||13th and Clifford Brown Walk|
Wilmington, DE 19801
|(302) 654 5392 |
(302) 654 9418
|Adult (all other)|
|Delaware Technical & Community College - Stanton Campus||400 Stanton-Christiana Road,|
Newark, DE 19713
|(302) 453 3095||2 Yr College|
|Delaware Technical Community College||97 Parkway Circle,|
New Castle, DE 19770
|(302) 327 7300 |
(302) 327 7320
|2 Yr College|
|Delcastle Technical High School||1417 Newport Rd,|
Wilmington, DE 19804
|(302) 995 8108|
(302) 995 8197