Welding

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What is a Welder?

Simply put, welders connect metal to metal. Welding is an essential part of countless manufacturing processes, and that’s just one industry in which welding is vital.

How Much Money Do Welders Make?

Welders in South Carolina make an average of $43,000 each year with only one semester spent in the classroom. This career is all about skill. If you can learn fast and do quality work, you’ll have a successful career in welding.

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Potential Salary80%
80%

Some welders make over $63,000/year*

Average Salary60%
60%

Average salary for an established welder is around $43,310

Starting Salary60%
60%

Average starting salary for welders is around $33,000

Degree Requirement80%
80%

Welding jobs can require a certificate or a degree

Time Commitment80%
80%

You can earn a Basic Welding Certificate in one semester

Job Availability80%
80%

Over 7000 welding jobs exist in South Carolina alone

Job Security90%
90%

If you do quality work, welding is an extremely secure career

Salary info and other data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and PayScale.com
* Denotes info based on nation-wide statistics

Training

Welding Degree

21 Classes (63 Total Credit Hours)
$42K/Year Starting Salary

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Welding Diploma

16 Classes (43 Total Credit Hours)
$40K/Year Starting Salary

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MIG/TIG/PIPE Certificate

3 Classes (10 Total Credit Hours)
38K/year Starting Salary

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Basic Welding Certificate

3 Classes (10 Total Credit Hours)
$38K / year Starting Salary

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