This post was last updated on April 11th, 2017 at 08:18 am
Are you interested in working as a welder in South Dakota? In this article you’ll find helpful information about where you can learn welding. You’ll also learn what the average wages are for a welder across different levels of experience.
South Dakota welder starts around $12.67, or about $6,400 a year for full-time work at the low end of the scale. The top 10% make about $21.91 per hour, or $45,600 full time. The median wage for an experienced South Dakota welder is $16.63 per hour, which is about $34,600 per year.
South Dakota welders earn less than 62% of all trades careers in the state. South Dakota ranks 51st – last – in terms of average salary paid compared to other states and the District of Columbia.
Continuing education is important for welders, as in most careers. Keeping abreast of the latest technological advances is important for those who want to earn the highest wages.
Welding skills are also universal; it’s easy to practice your trade in a different state if you decide to move for any reason. The construction and manufacturing sectors are the biggest employers of welders are, followed by electric and gas utilities.
There are currently about 3250 welding jobs in South Dakota. There’s expected to be a good amount of growth in the numbers of jobs by 2024, with an expected total of 3660 positions (a 13% increase). Between growth and replacement, there will be about 130 job openings a year.
In South Dakota, there are a lot of jobs available for welders, and the need is expected to continue to grow. While the pay for a welder in South Dakota ranks at the bottom of the scale nationally, this always has to be judged against the cost of living in the state, as well. Using the information you found here, you can hopefully take the next step in deciding whether to work as a welder!
|Boxelder Job Corp Center||Po Box 110|
Nemo, SD 57759
|(605) 348 3636 |
(605) 578 115
|Adult (All Other)|
|Huron High School||801 18th St. SW|
Huron, SD 57350
|(605) 353 7800 |
(605) 353 7807
|Leola High School||820 Leola Ave.|
Leola, SD 57456
|(605) 439 3142 |
(605) 439 3206
|Mitchell Technical Institute||1800 East Spruce Street|
Mitchell, SD 57301
|(605) 995 7313||CTE|
|Mobridge-Pollock High School||1107 First Avenue East|
Mobridge, SD 57601
|(605) 845 9200 |
(605) 845 3455
|Montrose Schools||309 S Church Ave|
Montrose, SD 57048
|(810) 591 8822 |
(810) 591 7281
|Southeast Technical Institute||2320 N. Career Ave|
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
|(800) 247 0789 |
(605) 367 4356
|2 Yr. College|
|Sunshine Bible Academy||400 Sunshine Drive|
Miller, SD 57362
|(605) 853 3071||High School|
|Western Dakota Tech Institute||800 Mickleson Dr|
Rapid City, SD 57701
|(605) 394 4034 |
(605) 394 1789
|2 Yr. College|
|Lake Area Technical Institute||Po Box 730|
Watertown, SD 57201
|(605) 882 5284||Adult (All Other)|
|Regional Tech Educational Center||1200 W 21st West|
Yankton, SD 57078
|(605) 668 5700||CTE|