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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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More California Welding Schools

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Total Enrollment
Sacramento
Associates
31,858
Walnut
Associates
29,960
Santa Ana
Bachelors
28,083
Pasadena
Associates
27,324
San Francisco
Associates
26,299
Long Beach
Associates
24,658
Torrance
Associates
24,349
Fullerton
Associates
24,124
San Marcos
Associates
23,848
Bakersfield
Bachelors
23,195
Fresno
Associates
22,771
Costa Mesa
Associates
22,156
Riverside
Associates
20,863
Santa Rosa
Associates
20,671
Santa Clarita
Associates
20,008
Whittier
Bachelors
19,948
Rocklin
Associates
18,221
Modesto
Bachelors
17,880
Stockton
Associates
17,849
Norwalk
Associates
17,218
Glendale
Associates
14,598
Lancaster
Bachelors
14,125
Sacramento
Associates
14,120
San Bernardino
Associates
13,892
Hayward
Associates
13,670
Ventura
Associates
13,174
Los Angeles
Associates
12,984
Visalia
Associates
12,277
Salinas
Associates
12,072
Victorville
Associates
11,971
Aptos
Associates
11,836
Santa Maria
Associates
11,739
Oroville
Associates
11,386
Merced
Associates
10,912
Oakland
Associates
10,891
San Luis Obispo
Associates
10,836
Reedley
Associates
10,562
Fairfield
Bachelors
9,625
Redding
Bachelors
9,160
Pittsburg
Associates
9,048
Livermore
Associates
8,989
Imperial
Associates
8,449
Compton
Associates
7,422
Taft
Associates
6,260
Napa
Associates
6,076
Ridgecrest
Associates
5,725
Marysville
Associates
5,529
Eureka
Associates
4,399
Blythe
Associates
4,041
La Puente
Associates
4,020
Barstow
Associates
3,077
Susanville
Associates
2,484
Weed
Associates
2,111
Colton
N/A
1,154
Visalia
N/A
352
Covina
N/A
286
El Centro
N/A
222
San Diego
N/A
201
Colton
N/A
173
Indio
N/A
143
Watsonville
N/A
78

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.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield1030 $51,380
Chico170 $38,580
El Centro50 $40,920
Fresno580 $38,250
Hanford-Corcoran60 $39,120
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade1100 $42,360
Salinas130 $49,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim8630 $41,840
Madera160 $40,410
Merced270 $37,450
Modesto630 $45,970
Napa80 $53,770
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura640 $39,500
Redding70 $42,020
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario2400 $40,600
San Diego-Carlsbad3310 $48,400
Santa Rosa340 $57,830
Stockton-Lodi760 $43,250
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward2180 $56,970
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara1710 $48,050
Vallejo-Fairfield400 $50,530
Visalia-Porterville340 $37,650
Yuba City160 $39,030
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande160 $57,010
Santa Cruz-Watsonville70 $49,720
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara180 $77,830

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