This post was last updated on April 11th, 2017 at 08:10 am
Through this article, you can learn a little about the welding trade in Idaho. You’ll learn a bit about the welding programs available to help you prepare for this trade. You’ll also see how much Idaho welders earn at different levels of expertise, and how many opportunities for employment exist in the Gem State.
At the lowest end of the wage scale, a welder in Idaho can expect to earn around $11.15, or about $23,200 annually when working full time. The average in the top 10% of earners is $24.25 per hour, or $50,440 full time. The range can depend on certification, experience and type of position. The median wage for an Idaho welder is $16.67 per hour – about $34,670 per year.
Idaho welders earn less than 75% 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, Idaho ranks 49th terms of average salary paid.
Staying current with changes and improvements in welding technology is essential to be able to work in the best jobs and make the most money.
It’s good to not that welding skills are highly transferable. 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. Electric and gas utilities also employ many welders.
There are currently about 2400 welding jobs in Idaho. The BLS expects the number of available welding jobs to increase slightly to about 2750 by 2024, around 15% growth.
While the number of welding jobs in Idaho isn’t huge, considerable growth is expected over the next several years. It’s anticipated that 1040 positions will be available per year, between new positions and replacements. While it’s near the bottom in wages, it does offer more opportunities than most states.
|Centennial Job Corps||3201 Ridgecrest Dr|
Nampa, ID 83687
|(208) 442 4500 |
(208) 442 4506
|Adult (All Other)|
|College Of Southern Idaho||315 Falls Ave., P.O. Box 1238|
Welding Dept. Desert Bldg
Twin Falls, ID 83303
|(208) 732 6795||2 Yr. College|
|College Of Western Idaho||1464 University Drive|
Boise, ID 83706
|(208) 562 2345 |
(888) 562 0461
|2 Yr. College, CTE, 2 Years (Welding Associates)|
|Dehryl A. Dennis Technical Center||8201 W. Victory Road|
Boise, ID 83709
|(208) 854 5810||CTE|
|Lewis-Clark State College||500 8th Ave|
Lewiston, ID 83501
|(208) 792 2210 |
(208) 799 2816
|4 Year (Bachelors)|
|Meridian High School||1900 W Pine Ave|
Meridian, ID 83642
|(208) 350 4160||High School|
|North Idaho College||1000 W Garden Ave|
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
|(208) 769 3311 |
(208) 769 3459
|2 Yr. College|
|Technical Careers High School||3497 N. Ammon Road|
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
|(208) 525 4434||High School|
|Twin River Valley High School||201 Main Ave West|
Twin Falls, ID 83301
|(208) 733 6900||High School|