This post was last updated on April 11th, 2017 at 08:15 am
If you are interested in a career as a welder while living and working in New Hampshire, this article will provide you with some important information about where you can get training and what you can expect to earn. We’ll help you begin your research and take the first steps to earning a living in your desired trade.
In New Hampshire, the pay scale for a welder starts from $13.26, or about $27,580 a year for full-time work. At the top end of the pay scale, New Hampshire welders make about $28.84 per hour, or $59,980 full time. The range can depend on certification, experience and type of position. The median wage for an experienced New Hampshire welder is $19.37 per hour, which is about $40,300 per year.
New Hampshire welders earn less than 63% of all trades careers in the state. Compared with the rest of the states, New Hampshire ranks 23rd in terms of average salary paid.
Like most careers, in welding it’s important to keep up with the latest changes and improvements in technology. Welders who do so will normally earn better than those who fall behind.
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 1110 welding jobs in New Hampshire. The BLS expects the number of available welding jobs to increase to about 1160 by 2024. Including this growth and the need for replacements for other reasons, there will be about 40 job openings per year.
The Granite State despite its small size and low number of jobs for welders does offer salaries competitive with the national average. There’s also at least a small amount of growth in the need for welders in New Hampshire. As you continue your research, keep these factors in mind to be able to make great choices for your future.
|Alvirne High School||200 Derry Rd,|
Hudson, NH 03051
|(603) 886 1260||High School|
|Berlin High School||550 Willard St,|
Berlin, NH 03570
|(603) 752 4122||High School|
|Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Co. Inc.||18 Park Ave,|
Hudson, NH 03051
|(608) 889 2600 |
(608) 889 2489
|Adult (All Other)|
|Groveton High School||65 State St,|
Groveton, NH 03582
|(603) 636 1619||High School|
|Hypertherm Inc.||21 Great Hollow Road,|
Hanover, NH 03755
|(603) 643 3441||Adult (All Other)|
|Manchester Community College||1066 Front St,|
Manchester, NH 03102
|(603) 206 8000||2 Yr College|
|Merrimack High School||38 Mcelwain Street,|
Merrimack, NH 03054
|(603) 424 6204 |
(603) 424 6230
|New England School Of Metal ork||81 Londonderry Turnpike|
Hooksett, NH 3016
|(603) 518 1658||N/A|
|Newport Middle High School||245 N Main St,|
Newport, NH 03773
|(603) 863 2414||High School|
|Pinkerton Academy||5 Pinkerton St,|
Derry, NH 03038
|(603) 432 2588||High School|
|Portsmouth High School||50 Andrew Jarvis Dr,|
Portsmouth, NH 03801
|(603) 436 7100||High School|
|Raymond High School||45 Harriman Hill Rd,|
Raymond, NH 3077
|(603) 895 6616||N/A|
|Seacoast School of Technology||40 Linden Street,|
Exeter, NH 03833
|(603) 775 8461||Adult (All Other)|
|University of New Hampshire||291 Mast Rd,|
Durham, NH 03824
|(603) 862 1360||4 Year (Bachelors)|
|White Mountain Community College||2020 Riverside Dr,|
Berlin, NH 03570
|(603) 752 1113||2 Yr College|