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For those who live in Iowa or are interested in moving there, this article will provide you important information about income and educational opportunities about the welding trade. It’s a valuable beginning to your research on welding as a career in Iowa.
The pay scale for an Iowan ranges from $12.83 to $28.93 per hour, which equates to $27,000 to $58,500 per year. The range can depend on certification, experience, and type of position. The median wage for an Iowa welder is $19.22 per hour, which comes to $40,000 per year for full-time work.
Iowa welders earn less than 53% of all trades careers in the state. Compared with the rest of the states, Iowa ranks 19th in terms of average salary paid.
Keeping up with the latest changes in technology in the welding trade can help bring higher wages. It’s also important to remember that welding skills are very transferrable among employers and states. The construction and manufacturing sectors are the lead employers, followed by electric and gas utilities.
There are currently about 8600 welding jobs in Iowa. The projected number of jobs that will be available is expected to increase to about 9200, a 6.5% increase, by 2024.
There is considerable growth in the number of welders need in Iowa. Iowa has a strong wage for this field; additionally, it’s also important to compare the cost of living to see how this really competes with other areas. Since Iowa is pretty low you actually get a lot of spending power with this wage.
Below are the cities in Iowa 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.
|Davenport West Vocational||Welding Program|
3505 W Locust
Davenport, IA 52804
|(563) 386 5500 |
(563) 386 5508
|Denison Job Corps Center||10 Opportunity Drive|
Denison, IA 51442
|(712) 263 4192 |
(712) 263 6910
|Iowa Lakes Community College||3200 College Drive|
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
|(712) 852 5272||2 Yr. College|
|Iowa Valley Community College District||3702 South Center Street|
Marshalltown, IA 50158
|(641) 844 5648 |
(641) 752 8149
|2 Yr. College|
|Kirkwood Community College||6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, P.O. Box 2068|
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
|(800) 363 2220||2 Yr. College|
|North Iowa Area Community College||500 College Drive|
Mason City, IA 50401
|(641) 422 4278||2 Yr. College|
|Sequel Youth Services Of Iowa||1820 N 16th St|
Clarinda, IA 51632
|(712) 542 3103||N/A|
|Southeastern Community College||Industrial Training Center, 335 Messenger Road|
Keokuk, IA 52632
|(319) 524 3221 |
(319) 524 8621
|Southeastern Community College||1500 West Agency Rd|
Po Box 180
West Burlington, IA 52655-0180
|(219) 208 5375 |
(319) 752 3407
|2 Yr. College|