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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

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

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Glen Ellyn
Associates
26,901
Joliet
Associates
15,383
Palos Hills
Associates
15,021
Grayslake
Associates
14,768
Palatine
Associates
14,142
River Grove
Associates
11,386
Sugar Grove
Associates
10,081
Elgin
Associates
9,918
Belleville
Associates
9,515
East Peoria
Associates
9,290
Rockford
Associates
7,699
Chicago
Associates
7,407
Godfrey
Associates
7,272
Springfield
Associates
5,744
Moline
Associates
5,613
Normal
Associates
5,282
Mattoon
Associates
5,107
Chicago Heights
Associates
4,484
Carterville
Associates
4,424
Malta
Associates
3,775
South Holland
Associates
3,703
Centralia
Associates
3,665
Chicago
Associates
3,472
Oglesby
Associates
3,206
Kankakee
Associates
3,078
Decatur
Associates
2,839
Danville
Associates
2,666
Ina
Associates
2,489
Quincy
Associates
1,968
Galesburg
Associates
1,927
Dixon
Associates
1,892
Freeport
Associates
1,857
Ullin
Associates
1,824
Harrisburg
Associates
1,820
Canton
Associates
1,560
Olney
Associates
1,198
Robinson
Associates
934
East Peoria
N/A
492
Springfield
N/A
401
Fairview Heights
Associates
346
Moline
N/A
229
Willowbrook
N/A
210

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.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 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
Kankakee110 $39,990
Peoria690 $42,910
Rockford710 $37,960
Springfield120 $35,450
Carbondale-Marion60 $37,230
Champaign-Urbana140 $34,480
Danville30 $37,620
Decatur170 $42,100
Bloomington120 $52,860

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