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Fast Facts for Welders in Louisiana

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Houma, Lake Charles and Lafayette
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Alexandria, Shreveport and Monroe
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: New Orleans, Houma and Baton Rouge

Salaries for Welders in Louisiana

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Lake Charles, Baton Rouge and New Orleans

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More Louisiana 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
New Orleans
Associates
15,110
Lafayette
Associates
6,396
Bogalusa
Associates
3,839
Monroe
Associates
3,242
Lake Charles
Associates
3,241
Chalmette
Associates
2,586
Morgan City
Associates
2,176
Schriever
Associates
2,063
Alexandria
Associates
2,052
Gonzales
Associates
1,980
Minden
Associates
1,972
Baton Rouge
Associates
1,202
Hammond
N/A
206

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Welders

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Louisiana. 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
Baton Rouge3720 $55,880
Alexandria370 $32,930
Lafayette1920 $45,740
Lake Charles1630 $57,120
Monroe420 $40,240
New Orleans-Metairie2690 $48,880
Shreveport-Bossier City820 $43,750
Hammond100 $46,690
Houma-Thibodaux1230 $48,370

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