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Fast Facts for Welders in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Stockton, Madera and Bakersfield
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Francisco, Salinas and Santa Cruz
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Riverside, Santa Ana and San Diego

Salaries for Welders in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Bakersfield, Salinas and San Francisco

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Sacramento
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  • Degree - Construction Management
  • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
  • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
  • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
  • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
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Ontario
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  • Automotive Technician (11-Month Diploma Program)
  • Dedicated to providing  career training since 1975.
  • Has 13 campus locations in Southern California and a campus in Morrow, GA.
  • Provides flexible class times including weekends.
  • Offers curriculum that ranges from 8 month diploma programs to 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree programs.
  • Has admissions professionals available to help students decide which diploma or degree program they should pursue.
  • Gives job placement assistance strengthened by relationships with local employers.
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  • Aviation Maintenance Technician
  • Aviation Maintenance Technical Engineer
  • Designated as a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • Offers several aviation maintenance programs, including engineering, electronics, helicopter, and avionics technology.
  • Tutoring and advising services are available to students at no additional cost.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
  • 11 campuses across the United States, with locations in California, Virginia, Texas, Indianapolis, Florida, and more.
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Las Vegas
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  • Commercial Truck Driver Program - 310 Clock Hours
  • CDL Driver Training Program - 80 Clock Hours
  • Features small class sizes and with class options in the day, evening, and weekend.
  • Member of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association and a proud sponsor of HirePatriots.
  • Offers lifetime job placement assistance, and financial aid to those who qualify.
  • Programs are available in commercial truck driving and CDL driving training.
  • Campus is located in Yuma, Arizona.
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  • Electrical Training Program
  • Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes are available.
  • Offers lifetime career assistance services to graduates, including resume and cover letter assistance, employer networking, and one-on-one employment counseling.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
  • 8 campuses located across California, with 3 additional campuses in New Hampshire and Maine and online options.
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Anaheim
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  • HVAC/R
  • A Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business, with an A+ rating.
  • Computer Support Technician program is based on guidelines set by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Microsoft.
  • Offers free student services, including tutoring, campus internet access, career placement, and a student lounge.
  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 2 locations in Cathedral City and Twentynine Palms, California.
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More California Welding Schools

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Santa Maria
Associate
13,176
Sacramento
Associate
33,821
Lancaster
Associate
13,312
Bakersfield
Associate
17,405
Barstow
Associate
2,906
Oroville
Associate
12,228
Aptos
Associate
15,114
Norwalk
Associate
22,273
Ridgecrest
Associate
4,577
Hayward
Associate
13,229
San Mateo
Associate
10,516
Santa Clarita
Associate
17,499
Eureka
Associate
6,025
Visalia
Associate
11,697
Weed
Associate
2,782
Sonora
Associate
2,734
Sacramento
Associate
12,967
San Luis Obispo
Associate
10,920
Torrance
Associate
24,895
Compton
Associate
3,641
Fresno
Associate
21,624
Fullerton
Associate
20,719
Glendale
Associate
16,827
Salinas
Associate
9,890
Imperial
Associate
8,682
Oakland
Associate
11,745
Livermore
Associate
8,024
Susanville
Associate
1,829
Long Beach
Associate
25,536
Woodland Hills
Associate
19,526
Los Angeles
Associate
13,194
Pittsburg
Associate
8,360
Merced
Associate
10,890
Modesto
Associate
18,546
Walnut
Associate
29,842
Napa
Associate
7,169
Costa Mesa
Associate
24,424
Blythe
Associate
3,831
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Pasadena
Associate
26,672
Reedley
Associate
12,158
Whittier
Associate
21,041
Riverside
Associate
30,961
San Bernardino
Associate
12,839
Stockton
Associate
18,668
Santa Ana
Associate
33,514
Santa Rosa
Associate
25,626
Redding
Associate
9,102
Rocklin
Associate
18,859
Fairfield
Associate
11,163
Ventura
Associate
12,603
Victorville
Associate
10,149
Marysville
Associate
9,904

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Welders

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Welders

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Welders relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 1070 $53,760
Chico 120 $37,780
El Centro 60 $42,430
Fresno 580 $35,030
Hanford 100 $39,660
Corcoran 100 $39,660
Sacramento 1360 $41,260
Roseville 1360 $41,260
Arden 1360 $41,260
Arcade 1360 $41,260
Salinas 160 $39,630
Los Angeles 9540 $36,020
Long Beach 9540 $36,020
Anaheim 9540 $36,020
Madera 150 $39,300
Merced 270 $34,090
Modesto 560 $45,080
Napa 60 $52,000
Oxnard 670 $35,430
Thousand Oaks 670 $35,430
Ventura 670 $35,430
Redding 70 $39,050
Riverside 2750 $37,430
San Bernardino 2750 $37,430
Ontario 2750 $37,430
San Diego 3080 $49,810
Carlsbad 3080 $49,810
Santa Rosa 400 $45,360
Stockton 710 $40,050
Lodi 710 $40,050
San Francisco 2210 $49,680
Oakland 2210 $49,680
Hayward 2210 $49,680
San Jose 1590 $41,870
Sunnyvale 1590 $41,870
Santa Clara 1590 $41,870
Vallejo 350 $42,530
Fairfield 350 $42,530
Visalia 260 $39,880
Porterville 260 $39,880
Yuba City 140 $34,280
San Luis Obispo 200 $-1,111
Paso Robles 200 $-1,111
Arroyo Grande 200 $-1,111
Santa Cruz 100 $48,840
Watsonville 100 $48,840
Santa Maria 230 $39,860
Santa Barbara 230 $39,860

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