Welding Schools in Pennsylvania

This post was last updated on April 5th, 2017 at 02:17 pm

Pennsylvania’s place as part of the steel belt makes it an obvious consideration for anyone interested in welding as a career. With its two big cities on either end of the state and vast rural areas in between, it offers a variety of lifestyle and educational opportunities to learn the trade of a welder.

Salary

The annual pay scale for welders in Pennsylvania ranges from $13.05 per hour or $27,100 per year for a welder with little experience to $27.37 per hour or $56,900 per year for a senior welder. The average is $18.56 per hour or $38,600 per year.

Welders earn less than 69% of all trades careers in Pennsylvania. When compared to the rest of the United States, Pennsylvania ranks number 30th in terms of average median salary paid.

 

Welding Job Market in Pennsylvania

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.

Currently in Pennsylvania, there are about 18,820 jobs available for welders. The projected number of jobs that will be available is expected to increase 6% by 2024, with about 650 job openings a year due to new welding jobs and people leaving welding.

Pennsylvania’s starting level for welders is a bit higher than the national average, but it doesn’t grow as much as most other states. Still, it offers a lot of great chances to learn the trade in accredited welding schools.

Name of Institution
Address
Phone Number
Institution Type
Berks Career & Tech Center1057 County Welfare Rd, Leesport, PA 19533(610) 374 4073CTE
Bethlehem Area Vocational Tech Center3300 Chester Ave
Bethlehem, PA 18020
(610) 866 8013
(610) 866 6124
CTE
Bucks County Tech School610 Wistar Rd
Fairless Hills, PA 19030
(215) 949 1700
(215) 949 2104
N/A
Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School210 Campus Lane
Butler, PA 16001
(724) 282 0735
(724) 282 7448
CTE
Carbon County Area Voc. Tech150 W 13 St
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
(717) 325 3682
(717) 325 4710
N/A
Career Institute Of Technology5335 Kesslersville Rd
Easton, PA 18048-6799
(610) 258 2857
(610) 258 0805
N/A
Central Westmoreland Career & Technology Center240 Arona Road
New Stanton, PA 15672
(724) 925 3532CTE
Clarion County Career Center447 Career Rd
Shippenville, PA 16254
(814) 226 4391
(814) 226 7350
CTE
Cumberland Perry AVTS110 Old Willow Mill Rd
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
(717) 697 0354CTE
Indiana County Technology Center441 Hamill Road
Indiana, PA 15701
(724) 349 6700
(724) 349 6411
CTE
Lancaster County Career &Technology Center432 Old Market St
Mount Joy, PA 17552
(717) 653 3000
(717) 653 0901
High School, CTE, Adult (All Other)
Lebanon Co Career & Tech833 Metro Dr.
Lebanon, PA 17042
(717) 273 8551
(717) 273 0534
CTE
Lenape Area Voc. Tech School2215 Chaplin Ave
Ford City, PA 16226
(724) 763 7116
(412) 763 9888
CTE
Luzerne County Community College1333 S Prospect St
Nanticoke, PA 18634
(570) 740 0647
(570) 740 0491
N/A
Middle Bucks Institute Of Tech2740 Old York Rd
Jamison, PA 18929
(215) 343 2480
(215) 343 8626
N/A
New Castle School Of Trades4117 Pulaski Rd.
New Castle, PA 16101
(724) 964 8811
(724) 964 9177
Adult (All Other)
Northampton Community College3835 Green Pond Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18020
(610) 332 62702 Yr. College, 2 Years (Welding Associates)
Pittsburgh Technical College1111 Mckee Road
Oakdale, PA 15071
(412) 809 51774 Year (Bachelors)
Sun Area Technical Institute815 E. Market St
New Berlin, PA 17855
(570) 966 (1031)
(570) 966 9492
CTE
Western Area Career & Technology Center688 Western Avenue
Canonsberg, PA 15317
(724) 746 2890CTE
Wilkes Barre Area Vo TechWilkes, PA 18705(717) 822 4131CTE
York County School Of Technology2179 S Queen St
York, PA 17402
(717) 741 0820CTE
Greater Altoona Career And Technical Center1500 4th Ave
Altoona, PA 16602
(814) 946 8457
(814) 946 8351
CTE
Columbia /Montour A.V.T.S5050 Sweppenheiser Dr. Bloomsburg, PA 17815(570) 784 8040CTE
Career Tech Center-Lackawanna3201 Rockwell Ave
Scranton, PA 18508
(570) 346 8471
(570) 342 4251
CTE