WELDING

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  • Starting Salary Up to $32K
  • 8% Growth Rate

Welding

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 $44,770 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 Salary70%
70%

The top-earning 25% of welders make an average of $53,820/year*

Average Salary60%
60%

The average salary for an established welder in South Carolina is $44,770

Starting Salary50%
50%

Average starting salary for welders is around $32,000

Degree Requirement100%
100%

Many welding jobs only ask for a certificate; no degree required

Time Commitment100%
100%

You can earn a Basic Welding Certificate in one semester

Job Availability80%
80%

Around 7,800 welding jobs exist in South Carolina alone

Job Security80%
80%

The welding career field is expected to grow by 8% through 2030*

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

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Beginning spring 2022, York Technical College will offer students college at no costs for tuition and fees. Students may choose from over 100 programs, offered in variety of flexible course and scheduling options, that lead to rewarding careers.

NEW FOR 2022

NO COST TUITION

Beginning spring 2022, York Technical College will offer students college at no costs for tuition and fees. Students may choose from over 100 programs, offered in variety of flexible course and scheduling options, that lead to rewarding careers.

Training

Welding Degree

21 Classes (63 Total Credit Hours)
$32K/Year Starting Salary

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Welding Diploma

15 Classes (43 Total Credit Hours)
$32K/Year Starting Salary

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Basic Welding Certificate

6 Classes (18 Total Credit Hours)
$30K/Year Starting Salary

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