Welding Schools in North Carolina

This post was last updated on April 11th, 2017 at 08:16 am

Over the past few decades, North Carolina has grown tremendously, especially in the Research Triangle area around Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. How has this affected careers in welding? This article will present some information about the educational and career opportunities for welders in the Tar Heel State.

Salary

In North Carolina, the annual pay scale ranges from $12.41 per hour or $25,800 per year for a welder with little experience to $26.07 per hour or $54,200 per year for a senior welder. The median pay is $18.24 per hour or $37,900 per year.

Welders earn less than 62% of all trades careers in North Carolina. The state comes in 33rd overall against the rest of the United States when comparing the average salary paid.

 

Welding Job Market in North Carolina

Welders who keep up to date with the latest technology are in high demand with employers. Additionally, welding skills are very transferable 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.

 

There are about 8740 welding jobs in North Carolina currently. The projected number of jobs that will be available is expected to increase 8% by 2024, to a total of about 9,420 welding positions.

North Carolina ranks near the bottom in terms of pay for welders, but it’s a fast-growing field, with double-digit growth over the next decade. Its great certified welding programs make it worth checking out. There are definitely opportunities in Atlanta and throughout the state of North Carolina for welders!

Name of Institution
Address
Phone Number
Institution Type
Ashe County High School184 Campus Drive, Po 450 West Jefferson, NC 28694(336) 846 2400High School
Catawba Valley Community College2550 Highway 70 South East Hickory, NC 28602(828) 327 7000
(828) 327 7276
2 Yr. College
Central Carolina Community College1105 Kelly Dr
Sanford, NC 27330
(919) 775 5401
(919) 775 7378
2 Yr. College
Central Piedmont Community CollegePo Box 35009
Charlotte, NC 28235
(704) 330 4428
(704) 330 4420
2 Yr. College
Davidson County Community College297 DCCC Rd.
Thomasville, NC 27360
(336) 224 48682 Years (Welding Associates)
Equipment & Supply, Inc4507 Hwy 74 West
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 289 6565
(704) 289 1206
Adult (All Other)
Guilford Tech Community CollegeP.O. Box 309
Jamestown, NC 27282
(336) 454 1126 Ext.504112 Yr. College
Lenoir Community CollegePo Box 188
Kinston, NC 28502
(252) 527 6223
(252) 233 6879
2 Yr. College
Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps Center3170 Wayah Rd
Franklin, NC 28734
(800) 733 5627
(828) 369 7338
Adult (All Other)
Mcdowell Technical CollegeLibrary 54 College Dr
Marion, NC 28752
(828) 652 6021
(828) 652 1014
N/A
Nash Community CollegePo Box 7488
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
(252) 451 8270
(252) 451 8401
N/A
Pitt Community College2064 Warren Drive
Winterville, NC 28590
(252) 493 7850
(252) 321 4611
2 Years (Welding Associates)
Randolph Community CollegePo Box 1009
Asheboro, NC 27204
(336) 633 0228
(336) 629 9547
2 Yr. College
Roanoke Chowan Community CollegeRoanoke Chowan Community College(252) 862 12002 Yr. College
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College1333 Jake Alexander Blvd, Po Box 1595
Salisbury, NC 28145
(704) 216 3921N/A
Schenck Job Corps Center98 Schenck Drive
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
(828) 862 6100
(828) 877 3028
N/A
Southwestern Community College447 College Dr
Sylva, NC 28779
(828) 586 40912 Yr. College
Stanly Community College141 College Drive
Albemarle, NC 28001
(704) 991 0383
(704) 991 0327
2 Yr. College
Vance Granville Community College200 Community College Road
Po Box 917
Henderson, NC 27536
(252) 738 33752 Yr. College
Watauga High School400 High School Drive
Boone, NC 28607
(704) 264 2407
(704) 264 9030
High School
Wilson Community College902 Herring Avenue
Po Box 4305
Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 246 12832 Yr. College
North Iredell High School Agriculture Department156 Raider Road
Olin, NC 28660
(704) 876 4191High School