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If you’re a resident of Maine and are interested in becoming a welder, you can find some great information in this article. You’ll find some of the top welding training programs as well as information about what a Maine welder earns on average. We hope you find the information contained here useful.
In Maine, a starting welder can expect to earn around $14.02, or about $29,000 for full-time work. The top 10% of welders’ earnings in Maine are around $29.54 per hour, or $61,000 full time. The range can depend on certification, experience and type of position. The median wage for a Maine welder is $23.01 per hour. That comes to about $47,500 per year.
Maine welders earn less than 69% of all trades careers in the state. Compared with the rest of the states, Maine ranks 12th in terms of average salary paid when compared to the rest of the country.
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.
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 1920 welding jobs in Maine, but the BLS expects the number of available welding jobs to decrease to about 1820 by 2024, which would be a 5% decline.
Welders in Maine can expect to earn near the top when compared with their counterparts in other states. However, it’s a shrinking job market, and only about 60 openings per year are anticipated to replace those who leave the profession. But for those who truly want to dedicate themselves to this career, there are always job opportunities that earn well.
Below are the cities in Maine 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.
|Beal College||99 Farm Road, Bangor, ME 04401||(207) 947 4591||2 Yr College|
|Calvert Career Center||330 Dorsey Rd,|
Prince Frederick, ME 20603
|(410) 535 7450||CTE|
|Caribou Regional Applied Technology Center||308 Sweden St Ste 1,|
Caribou, ME 04736
|(207) 493 4270 |
(207) 493 4242
|Center Of Applied Tech-North||800 Stevenson Rd,|
Severn, ME 21144
|(410) 969 3100 |
(410) 969 1967
|Eastern Maine Community College||354 Hogan Rd,|
Bangor, ME 04401
|(207) 974 4643 |
(207) 974 4835
|2 Yr College|
|Foster Reg Applied Tech Center||173 Seamon Rd,|
Farmington, ME 04938
|(207) 778 3562 |
(207) 778 5811
|Lewiston Regional Technical Center||156 East Ave,|
Lewiston, ME 4240
|(207) 795 4144||CTE|
|Maine Maritime Academy||Pleasant St,|
Castine, ME 04420
|(207) 326 4311||4 Year (Bachelors)|
|Mid Maine Technical Center||3 Brooklyn Ave,|
Waterville, ME 4901
|(207) 873 0102||N/A|
|Midcoast School Of Technology||1 S Main St,|
Rockland, ME 04841
|(207) 594 2161||Adult (All Other)|
|Penobscot Job Corps Center||1375 Union St,|
Bangor, ME 04401
|N/A||Adult (All Other)|
|Sanford Regional Voc Tech Center||52 Sanford High School Blvd,|
Sanford, ME 04073
|(207) 324 2942||CTE|
|Southern Maine Community College||2 Fort Rd,|
South Portland, ME 4106
|(207) 741 5500||N/A|
|St. Croix Regional Technical Center||River Road Rr#1 Box 22a,|
Calais, ME 4169
|(207) 454 2581||N/A|
|St. John Valley Technology Center||431 Us Route 1, P.O. Box 509,|
Frenchville, ME 04745
|(207) 543 6606 |
(207) 543 6115
|Waldo County Technical Center||1022 Waterville Rd,|
Waldo, ME 04915
|(207) 342 5231||CTE|
|Washington Co Community College||1 College Dr,|
Calais, ME 4619
|(207) 454 1000||N/A|