This post was last updated on April 11th, 2017 at 08:20 am
Do you want to make a living as a welder in the green mountains of Vermont? This article can help you learn about the training programs available to you, and what kind of income you can expect if you take up the welding trade in this New England state.
The pay scale for a Vermont welder starts around $11-66, or about $24,300 a year for full-time work. At the top end of the pay scale, Vermont welders make about $24.16 per hour, or $50,300 full time. The median wage for an experienced Vermont welder is $16.12 per hour, which is about $33,500 per year.
Vermont welders earn less than 87% of all trades careers in the state. Vermont ranks 48th in average salary paid compared to other states.
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 460 welding jobs in Vermont. The BLS estimates that there will be 480 jobs by 2024, just a slight increase of 4%. There will be around 20 job openings per year, through a combination of growth and net replacement.
Vermont is a relatively small state, so the number of jobs available is also small. As compared to other trades in the state, and to welders in other states, it ranks rather low in terms of income. However, there’s always a need, and at least a few openings expected per year.
|Advanced Welding Institute||2 Green Tree Drive, Suite 3|
South Burlington, VT 05403
|(802) 660 0600||CTE, Adult (All Other)|
|Burlington High School||52 Institute Rd, Burlington, VT 05408||(802) 864 8411||High School|
|Green Mountain Tech Career CTR||Po Box 600 Hyde Park, VT 05655||(802) 851 1570||CTE|
|Hartford Area Career-Tech CTR||1 Gifford Rd, White Riv JCT, VT 05001||(802) 295 8630||CTE|
|Lyndon Institute||Po Box 127, Lyndon Center, VT 05850||(802) 626 3357||Adult (All Other)|
|Mill River Union High School||Po Box 6, N Clarendon, VT 5759||(802) 775 3451||N/A|
|North Country Career Center||Po Box 209, Veterans Ave|
Newport, VT 05855
|(802) 334 5469 |
(802) 334 3492
|Northlands Job Corps Center||100 Macdonough Drive, Vergennes, VT 05491||(802) 877 0148 |
(802) 877 0390
|River Valley Technical Center||307 South St., Springfield, VT 05156||(802) 885 8300|
(802) 885 8320
(802) 885 8454
|South Burlington High School||550 Dorset St., S Burlington, VT 5403||(802) 652 7001||N/A|
|Spaulding Hs Barre Tech CTR||155 Ayers St, Barre, VT 5641||(802) 476 4811||N/A|
|St. Johnsbury Academy||Po Box 906, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819||(802) 751 2130||High School|
|Stafford Technical Center||8 Stratton Rd|
Rutland, VT 05701
|(802) 770 1058||CTE|
|University Of Vermont||146 University Pl # 205|
Burlington, VT 5405
|(802) 656 1013||N/A|