14 Best Welding Schools in Oklahoma

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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.


Welding Job Market in Oklahoma

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.

What cities are most popular in Oklahoma for welders?

Below are the cities in Oklahoma that hire the most welders. $ amount in parentheses represents the average wage.

  • Tulsa ($19.25 hourly, or about $39,500 annually
  • Catoosa ($21.25 hourly, or about $43,500 annually)
  • Claremore ($19.34 hourly, or about $39,500 annually)

What companies are hiring in Oklahoma?

The following companies are some of the most popular companies to hire welders. They may not indicate the median or average.

  • Oil States International
  • T&D Fabrication

Check out this list of welding schools in Oklahoma:

Name of Institution
Phone Number
Institution Type
4C Welding and Industrial Center, Inc2689 Us 70 Hwy.
Hugo, OK 74562
(580) 326 9417
(580) 326 9411
Adult (All Other)
Eastern Oklahoma Vocational Center4601 N. Choctaw Rd
Choctaw, OK 73020
(405) 390 9591
(405) 390 9598
Gordon Cooper Vocational Tech SchoolOne John C Bruton Blvd
Shawnee, OK 74801
(405) 273 7493
(405) 273 6354
Great Plains Area Voc-Tech School4500 Sw Lee Blvd
Lawton, OK 73505
(580) 250 5626
(580) 250 5677
Guthrie Job Corps CenterDefault Job Corps Center
3106 West University
Guthrie, OK 73044
(405) 282 9930
(405) 282 9501
Meridian Technology Center1312 South Sangre Rd
Stillwater, OK 74074
(405) 377 3333
(405) 377 9604
Mid Del Lewis Eubanks AreaVo-Tech
1621 Maple Drive
Midwest City, OK 73112
(405) 739 1707CTE
Mid-America Vo-TechPo Box H
Wayne, OK 73095
(405) 449 3391
(405) 449 3421
Moore Norman Tech Center4701 12th Ave Nw
Norman, OK 73071
(405) 364 5763
(405) 360 9989
North West Technology Center - Fairview801 Vo-Tech Drive
Fairview, OK 73737
(580) 227 3708
(580) 227 2651
Pioneer Technology Center2101 N. Ash
Ponca City, OK 74601
(580) 762 8336
(580) 762 1175
Red River Technology CenterPo Box 1807
Duncan, OK 73534
(405) 255 2903CTE
Tri County Technology Center6101 Nowata Rd
Bartlesville, OK 74006
(918) 331 3250
(918) 333 6797
Wes Watkins Technology Center7892 Highway Nine
Wetumka, OK 74883
(405) 452 5500
(405) 452 3561