Welding Schools in Hawaii

If you live in Hawaii or would like to move to this island paradise, there are definitely opportunities if you are a welder. This article will provide you some information on how to become a welder as well as what you can expect to earn in Hawaii at different levels of your welding career.


Starting out, a welder in Hawaii can expect to earn around $18.53, or about $38,500 annually when working full time. The average in the top 10% of earners is $39.20 per hour, or $81,500 full time. The range can depend on certification, experience and type of position. The median wage for an Hawaii welder is $30.20 per hour. That comes to about $62,800 per year.

Hawaii welders earn less than 59% of all trades careers in the state. Compared to all careers, welders earn less than 69% of the average income. Compared with the rest of the states, Hawaii ranks 2nd terms of average salary paid.

Welding Job Market in Hawaii

Keeping up with the latest changes and improvements in welding technology is essential to be able to work in the best jobs and make the most money.

Welding skills are universal; it’s relatively easy to practice your trade in a different state if you decide to move for any reason. If you learn welding in one region of the country, there’s not much difference in skills or requirements elsewhere. The biggest employers of welders are the construction and manufacturing sectors, followed by electric and gas utilities.

There are currently about 560 welding jobs in Hawaii. The BLS expects the number of available welding jobs to increase slightly to about 580 by 2024, around 4% growth.

There aren’t a whole lot of welding jobs in Hawaii, and only about 20 vacancies expected per year. But the earnings are very high for the state that ranks number 2 overall when weighing average wages for welders. Of course, this has to be weighed against the cost of living. But who wouldn’t want to live in this beautiful spot!

Name of Institution
Phone Number
Institution Type
Echols County SchoolP.O. Box 40, Statenville, HI 31788(229) 559 5413High School
Evans High School4550 Cox Rd, Evans, HI 31794(706) 863 1198High School
Hawaii Community College200 W Kawili St., Hilo, HI 96720(808) 974 74182 Yr College
Honolulu Community College874 Dillingham Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 845 92112 Yr College
Kalani High School4680 Kalanianaole Hwy Honolulu, HI 96821(808) 377 7744N/A
Kauai Community College3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy Lihue, HI 96766(808) 245.01342 Yr College
Maui Community College310 W. Ka'ahumanu, Kahului, HI 96732(808) 984 35002 Yr College
Waialua Jr. & Sr. High School67-160 Farrington Hwy
Waialua, HI 96791
(808) 637 8200N/A
Waimea High SchoolP.O. Box 339, 9707 Tsuchiya Rd., Waimea, HI 96796(808) 338 6800High School