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If you live in, or would like to live in, the beautiful state of Oklahoma or are interested in moving there then this article is for you. Additionally if you would like to work as a welder, we provide some information here about how much welders earn and where you can learn to weld. Still deciding where you want to end up? Check out these top welder training programs.
In Oklahoma, the pay scale for a welder ranges from $12.16 to $28.08 per hour, which equates to $25,300 to $58,400 per year. The range can depend on certification, experience, and type of position. The median wage for an Oklahoma welder is $19.07 per hour. That comes to about $39,500 per year.
Oklahoma welders earn less than 62% of all trades careers in the state. Compared with the rest of the states, Oklahoma ranks 31st in terms of average salary paid.
Keeping up with the latest changes in technology in the welding trade can help bring higher wages. It’s also important to remember that welding skills are very transferable among employers and states. The construction and manufacturing sectors are the lead employers, followed by electric and gas utilities.
There are currently about 11,370 welding jobs in Oklahoma. The projected number of jobs that will be available is expected to increase to about 13,170, a 16% increase, by 2024.
Oklahoma offers a lot of opportunities to find a job as a welder and is expecting continued substantial growth in jobs. If you’ve thought of becoming a welder there or are moving there and looking for work in welding, the information provided here will hopefully get you started on the right foot.
Below are the cities in Oklahoma that hire the most welders. $ amount in parentheses represents the average wage.
The following companies are some of the most popular companies to hire welders. They may not indicate the median or average.
|4C Welding and Industrial Center, Inc||2689 Us 70 Hwy.|
Hugo, OK 74562
|(580) 326 9417 |
(580) 326 9411
|Adult (All Other)|
|Eastern Oklahoma Vocational Center||4601 N. Choctaw Rd|
Choctaw, OK 73020
|(405) 390 9591 |
(405) 390 9598
|Gordon Cooper Vocational Tech School||One John C Bruton Blvd|
Shawnee, OK 74801
|(405) 273 7493 |
(405) 273 6354
|Great Plains Area Voc-Tech School||4500 Sw Lee Blvd|
Lawton, OK 73505
|(580) 250 5626 |
(580) 250 5677
|Guthrie Job Corps Center||Default Job Corps Center|
3106 West University
Guthrie, OK 73044
|(405) 282 9930 |
(405) 282 9501
|Meridian Technology Center||1312 South Sangre Rd|
Stillwater, OK 74074
|(405) 377 3333 |
(405) 377 9604
|Mid Del Lewis Eubanks Area||Vo-Tech|
1621 Maple Drive
Midwest City, OK 73112
|(405) 739 1707||CTE|
|Mid-America Vo-Tech||Po Box H|
Wayne, OK 73095
|(405) 449 3391 |
(405) 449 3421
|Moore Norman Tech Center||4701 12th Ave Nw|
Norman, OK 73071
|(405) 364 5763 |
(405) 360 9989
|North West Technology Center - Fairview||801 Vo-Tech Drive|
Fairview, OK 73737
|(580) 227 3708 |
(580) 227 2651
|Pioneer Technology Center||2101 N. Ash|
Ponca City, OK 74601
|(580) 762 8336 |
(580) 762 1175
|Red River Technology Center||Po Box 1807|
Duncan, OK 73534
|(405) 255 2903||CTE|
|Tri County Technology Center||6101 Nowata Rd|
Bartlesville, OK 74006
|(918) 331 3250 |
(918) 333 6797
|Wes Watkins Technology Center||7892 Highway Nine|
Wetumka, OK 74883
|(405) 452 5500 |
(405) 452 3561