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 $12.47, or about $25,940 a year for full-time work up to about $28.85 per hour, or $60,000 full time. The range can depend on certification, experience and type of position. The median wage for an experienced Delaware welder is $18.34 per hour, which is about $38,150 per year.
Delaware welders earn less than 62% of all trades careers in the state. Compared with the rest of the states, Delaware ranks 7th in terms of average salary paid.
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 510 welding jobs in Delaware. The BLS expects the number of available welding jobs to increase to about 530 by 2024, around a 4% 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.
|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
|High Plains Junior & Senior High School||P.O. Box 238,|
Seibert, DE 81004
|(970) 664 2616||High School|
|Kim School||P.O. BOX 100,|
KIM, DE 06708
|(719) 643 5295||High School|
|Polytech High School||P.O. Box 97,|
823 Walnut Shade Rd.,
Wood Side, DE 19980
|(302) 697 3255 |
(302) 697 4536