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Fast Facts for Welders in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Peoria, Rockford and Kankakee
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Springfield, Chicago and Champaign
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Peoria and Rockford

Salaries for Welders in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Springfield, Decatur and Rockford

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More Illinois Welding Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Moline
Associate
6,311
Galesburg
Associate
2,693
Chicago
Associate
6,140
Glen Ellyn
Associate
25,768
Grayslake
Associate
16,010
Danville
Associate
2,832
Elgin
Associate
9,613
Palatine
Associate
15,156
Normal
Associate
4,827
Freeport
Associate
2,049
East Peoria
Associate
11,804
Olney
Associate
1,610
Oglesby
Associate
4,103
Carterville
Associate
7,559
Kankakee
Associate
3,591
Centralia
Associate
5,041
Malta
Associate
4,466
Godfrey
Associate
7,875
Springfield
Associate
6,655
Palos Hills
Associate
15,859
Chicago Heights
Associate
5,507
Ina
Associate
4,821
Dixon
Associate
2,700
Ullin
Associate
2,176
Harrisburg
Associate
2,606
Belleville
Associate
13,713
Canton
Associate
2,139
River Grove
Associate
15,658
Sugar Grove
Associate
8,731

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Welders

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. 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.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Carbondale 70 $30,390
Marion 70 $30,390
Champaign 150 $33,800
Urbana 150 $33,800
Danville 50 $37,310
Decatur 190 $40,610
Bloomington 120 $40,070
Kankakee 100 $36,830
Peoria 540 $40,430
Rockford 720 $37,820
Springfield 160 $30,560

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