Welding Schools in Massachusetts

This post was last updated on April 11th, 2017 at 08:14 am

For someone interested in becoming a welder, there are many great training programs offered in vocational schools and community colleges all over the U.S. If you live in the state of Massachusetts, there are numerous options to choose from.

Salary

In Massachusetts, the annual pay scale ranges from $12.76 per hour or $26,540 per year for a welder with little experience to $27.11 per hour or $56,400 per year for a senior welder. The average is $21.57 per hour or $44,870 per year.

Historically, over the past 5 years, the average salary for an experienced welder has risen from $36,500 to $44,870 per year or a 5-year increase of 18.6%. Welders earn less than 70% of all careers in Massachusetts. When compared to the rest of the United States, Massachusetts ranks number 7 in terms of average median salary paid.

Welding Job Market in Massachusetts

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. Nationwide most employers are in the construction and manufacturing sectors; however, another large employer of welders is electric and gas utilities.

Currently in Massachusetts, there are 3,440 jobs available for welders. By 2017, the projected number of jobs that will be available is expected to be 3,500, or a change of 1.5% from 2015.  The average annual number of job openings is projected at 120.

Despite slow employment growth and low concentrations of employment opportunities in Massachusetts for welders, skilled welders with up-to-date training should have good job opportunities and wages that are higher than the national average.

NameAddressPhoneInstitution Type
Assabet Valley Vocational Technical School215 Fitchburg St., Marlboro, MA 01752(508) 485-9430Career and Technical Center
Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical School800 Randolph St, Canton, MA 02021(781) 828-5800High School
Charles H McCann Technical School70 Hodges Cross Road, North Adams, MA 01247(413) 663-5383Career and Technical Center
Joseph P. Keefe Technical School750 Winter Street, Framingham, MA 0170(508) 416-2100Career and Technical Center
Northeast Metro Regional Vocational100 Hemlock Road, Wakefield, MA 01880(781) 246-0810N/A
Old Colony Regional Vocational Tech476 North Avenue, Rochester, Massachusetts, 02770(508) 763-8011N/A
Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School100 Cook St, Billerica, MA 01821(978) 667-2111High School
Tri-County Regional Vocational147 Pond Street Franklin, MA 02038(508) 528-5400Adult (all other)
Attleboro Tech Voc High School100 Rathbun Willard DR, Attleboro, MA 02703(508) 222-5150
Franklin County Technical School82 Industrial BLVD,
Turners Falls, MA 01376
(413) 863-9561
Minuteman Career & Technical High School758 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA 02421(781) 861-6500High School
Westover Job Corps Center103 Johnson RD, Chicopee, MA 01022(413) 593-4015Adult (all other)