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Maryland’s location only hours from some of the country’s biggest cities and on the edge of the national capital make it an attractive location for many. If you’re interested in earning your living as a welder, here’s some information to help you make choices about learning to weld, and how much you could earn as a welder in Maryland.
As of December 2019, in Maryland, the annual pay scale ranges from $14.04 per hour or $29,000 per year for a welder with little experience to $31.12 per hour or $63,500 per year for a senior welder. The median earnings are $21.79 per hour or $45,000 per year.
Welders earn less than 49% of all trades careers in Maryland. Compared to the rest of the United States, Maryland ranks number 13th in average median salary.
Welders who keep up to date with the latest technology are in high demand with employers. Additionally, welding skills are very transferrable among employers and states. Most employers for welders are in the construction and manufacturing sectors, but electric and gas utilities also are in need of skilled welders.
Currently, in Maryland, there are about 2300 jobs available for welders. The BLS predicts that by 2024, it’s expected to rise about 4.5%, to around 2430 total jobs.
Welders earn decently compared to other tradespeople in Maryland. While there are not a huge number of welding jobs, it is a slowly growing industry in the state and is in the top 25% of states as far as what a welder earns.
Below are the cities in Maryland 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.
|Board Of Education Of Carroll Country||1229 Washington Rd., Westminster, MD 21157||(410) 751 3669 |
(410) 751 3677
|Calhoon Meba Engineering School||27050 St. Michaels Rd., Easton, MD 21601||(410) 822 9600||Adult (All Other)|
|Cecil College||107 Railroad Avenue., Elkton, MD 21921||(443) 907 1379 |
(410) 398 8697
|Cecil Community College||1 Seahawk Drive, North East, MD 21901||(410) 287 1078||2 Yr College|
|Cecil County School Of Technology||912 Appleton Road, Elkton, MD 21921||(410) 392 8879||CTE|
|Center For Career & Technical Education||14211 Mcmullen Hwy Sw, Cresaptown, MD 21502||(301) 729 6486 |
(301) 729 0661
|Center Of Applied Technology||211 Central Avenue East, Edgewater, MD 21037||(410) 956 5900 |
(410) 956 5905
|Chesapeake College||1000 College Dr, Wye Mills, MD 21679||(410) 827 5807||2 Yr College|
|Crossland Technical Academy||6901 Temple Hill Rd, Temple Hills, MD 20748||(301) 449 4800 |
(301) 449 4802
|Dorchester County School Technology||2465 Cambridge Bypass, Cambridge, MD 21613||(410) 228 3457||N/A|
|Dr James A Forrest Tech Center||24005 Point Lookout Rd., Leonardtown, MD 20650||(301) 475 0242||CTE|
|Earlbeck Technical Center||8204 Pulaski Hwy., Baltimore, MD 21237||(410) 687 8400||Adult (All Other)|
|Frederick Co Career Technical Center||7922 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702||(240) 236 8500||CTE|
|Frederick Community College||7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702||(240) 629 7985 |
(301) 668 0919
|2 Yr College|
|Garrett College||687 Mosser Rd – Cewd Mchenry, MD 21541||(301) 387 3770||N/A|
|Garrett Community College||687 Mosser Rd|
Mc Henry, MD 21541
|(301) 387 3000||N/A|
|J M Tawes Tech Center||7982 Crisfield Hwy, Westover, MD 21871||(410) 651 2285 |
(410) 651 3154
|Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School||3500 Hillen Rd., Baltimore, MD 21218||(410) 396 6496||CTE|
|North American Trade Schools||6901 Security Blvd. Suite 16|
Baltimore, MD 21244
|(410) 298 4844 |
(410) 298 0641
|Us Army Ordnance Center||Shcool Weapons Metal-Work|
Bldg 5014 Rm C9
|(410) 278 3312 |
(410) 278 7999
|Adult (All Other)|