This post was last updated on April 11th, 2017 at 08:08 am
There are many great training programs offered in vocational schools and community colleges all over Florida for those interested in becoming trained as a welder.
Most programs will teach you the basics of safe and efficient welding, the different types of welding methods that you will likely use and, prepare you to take the required certification exams.
In Florida, the annual pay scale ranges from $11.52 per hour or $23,960 per year for a welder with little experience to $25.12 per hour or $ 52,250 per year for a senior welder. The average is $17.05 per hour or $35,470 per year.
Welders earn less than 68% of all careers in Florida. When compared to the rest of the United States, Florida ranks number 44 in terms of average median salary paid.
Welders who keep up to date with the latest technology are in high demand with employers. Additionally, welding skills are very transferable among employers and states. Nationwide most employers are in the construction and manufacturing sectors; however, another large employer of welders is electric and gas utilities.
Currently in Florida, there are 12,080 jobs available for welders. Job opportunities are expected to increase 5% in 2017.
Attractive employment growth opportunities in Florida should bode well for those with up-to-date skills in welding. Wages, however, are expected to remain right at the national average. For higher wage opportunities, underwater welding holds much promise.
|Seminole State College of Florida||100 Weldon Blvd, Sanford, FL 32773-6199||(407) 708-4722||College|
|Eastern Florida State College||1519 Clearlake Rd, Cocoa, FL 32922||(321) 632-1111||College|
|Tulsa Welding School||3500 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville FL 32216||(877) 935-3529||CTE|
|Hydroweld USA||114 Dockside Circle||(954) 385-5678||CTE|
|Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, & Pipefitting Education Center||13021 NW 45 Avenue, Miamai, FL 33054||(305) 685 0311||CTE|
|Bradford Union Area Career Technical Center||609 North Orange St, Starke, FL 32351||(904) 966-6763||CTE|
|Brevard Community College - Cocoa Campus||1519 Clearlake RD,|
Cocoa, FL 32526
|(321) 433-7175||2 Year College|
|CDA Technical Institute||91 Trout River DR, Jacksonville, FL 32208||(904) 766-7736||CTE|
|Clewiston Welding School||475 E. Oceola AVE, Clewiston, FL 33440||(863) 983-1511||CTE|
|Daytona State College||1200 West International Speedway BLVD, Daytona Beach FL 32114||(386) 506-3279||2 years (Certificate of Completion)|
|Florida Keys Community College - Key West Campus||5901 College RD, Key West FL 33040||(321) 794-6996||2 Year College|
|Florida State College at Jacksonville||101 West State ST, Room B115H, Jacksonville, FL 32202||(904) 633-5943||2 Year College|
|George Stone Technical Center||2400 Longleaf DR, Pensacola, FL 32809||(850) 941-6200||CTE|
|Indian River State College||3209 Virginia AVE, Port St. Lucie, FL 34981||(772) 462-4722||2 Year College|
|Lake City Community College||149 SE College PL, Lake City, FL 32025||(386) 754-4214||2 Year College|
|Lake Technical College||2001 Kurt ST, Eustis, FL 33881||(352) 589-2250||CTE|
|Locklin Tech||5330 Berryhill RD, Milton, FL 32570||(850) 983-5700||CTE|
|Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology||3702 Estey AVE, Naples, FL 341014||(239) 377-0813||CTE|
|Manatee Technical Institute||6305 State RD 70 East,|
Bradenton, FL 34203
|(941) 751-7900 ext 1120||CTE|
|Mid Florida Tech||2900 W Oak Ridge RD, Orlando FL 32809||(407) 251-6092|
|Pasco-Hernando Community College - East||36727 Blanton RD, Dade City, FL 33523||(727) 816-3371||2 Year College|
|Tom P. Haney Technical Center||3016 Highway 77, Panama City, FL 32405||(850) 747-5500||CTE|
|Washington-Holmes Technical Center||757 Hoyt ST, Chipley, FL 32428||(850) 638-1180||Adult|
|Withlacoochee Technical Institute||1201 W Main ST, Inverness, FL 34450||(352) 726-2430||Adult|