Welding Schools in New Jersey

This post was last updated on April 11th, 2017 at 08:15 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 New Jersey, there are numerous options to choose from. Most programs will teach you the basics of safe and efficient welding, the different types of welding methods that you will likely use and, prepare you to take the required certification exams.

Salary

In New Jersey, the annual pay scale ranges from $13.86 per hour or $28,840 per year for a welder with little experience to $25.98 per hour or $54,030 per year for a senior welder. The average is $21.05 per hour or $43,790 per year.

Historically, over the past 5 years, the average salary for an experienced welder has risen from $34,800 to $43,790 per year or a 5-year increase of 21%. Welders earn less than 70% of all careers in New Jersey. When compared to the rest of the United States, New Jersey ranks number 8 in terms of average median salary paid.

Welding Job Market in New Jersey

Welders who keep up to date on 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 New Jersey, there are 3,870 jobs available for welders. By 2017, the projected number of jobs that will be available is expected to be 3,890, or a change of 0.3% from 2015.  The average annual number of job openings is projected at 110.

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

NameAddressPhoneInstitution Type
Atlantic County Vocational5080 Atlantic Ave, Mays Landing, NJ 08330(609) 625-2249N/A
Camden County Tech School6008 Browning Rd(856) 767-7000CTE
Cape May County Vo-Tech188 Crest Haven Rd, Cape May, NJ 08210(609) 465-2161N/A
Hohokus School of Trade and Technical Sciences634 Market St., Paterson, NJ 07513(973) 742-0009Adult (all other)
Mercer County Vocational Tech School1085 Old Trenton Rd., Trenton NJ 08690(609) 586-2121CTE
Passaic Co. Technical Institute45 Reinhardt Rd., Wayne NJ 07470(201) 790-6000Adult (all other)
Sussex County Technical School105 N Church Rd., Sparta NJ 07871(973) 383-6700High School, CTE
Warren County Vocational Technical1500 Rt 57, Washington, NJ 07882(262) 325-6693CTE
Bergen Community College, Div. of Continuing Education400 Paramus RD TEC 115, Paramus, NJ 07652(201) 612-53002 Year College
Brookdale Community College765 Newman Springs RD, Lincroft, NJ 07738(732) 224-21862 Year College
Burlington County Institute of Technology10 Hawkin RD, Medford, NJ 08056(609) 654-0200 Ext. 525CTE
Camden County College200 College DR, Blackwood, NJ 08102(856) 374-49022 Year College
Cumberland Technical Education Center601 Bridgeton AV, Bridgeton, NJ 08302(856) 451-9000
Divers Academy InternationalLakeside Business Park, 1500 Liberty PL, Erial, NJ 08081-1139(856) 966-1871CTE
Essex County Vocational School91 W Market ST, Newark, NJ 07013(973) 622-1100CTE
Gloucester County Institute of Technology1360 Tanyard RD, Sewell, NJ 08080(609) 468-1445Adult (all other)
Ocean County Vocational-Technical - Toms River1299 Old Freehold RD, Toms River, NJ 08753(732) 244-122CTE
Salem County Vocational Tech Career CenterPO Box 350, Woodstown, NJ 08098(856) 769-0101 ext 5350CTE
Union County Vocational School1776 Raritan RD, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076(908) 889-2928Adult (all other)