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Fast Facts for Welders in Washington

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bremerton, Bellingham and Mount Vernon
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Olympia, Kennewick and Seattle
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Seattle, Tacoma and Bremerton

Salaries for Welders in Washington

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Bremerton, Seattle and Tacoma

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More Washington 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
Spokane
Bachelors
10,014
Vancouver
Bachelors
10,000
Auburn
Bachelors
8,048
Everett
Associates
7,740
Seattle
Bachelors
6,716
Pasco
Bachelors
6,708
Bremerton
Bachelors
6,476
Olympia
Associates
4,951
Mount Vernon
Bachelors
4,670
Walla Walla
Associates
4,253
Lakewood
Bachelors
3,883
Renton
Bachelors
3,763
Kirkland
Bachelors
3,697
Wenatchee
Bachelors
3,556
Tacoma
Associates
3,448
Centralia
Bachelors
3,122
Longview
Associates
2,935
Vancouver
Masters
2,664
Bellingham
Bachelors
2,392
Port Angeles
Bachelors
2,094
Moses Lake
Associates
1,975
Aberdeen
Bachelors
1,971
Yakima
Associates
842

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Welders

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Washington. 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
Bremerton-Silverdale600 $58,820
Bellingham400 $55,270
Longview150 $48,830
Mount Vernon-Anacortes320 $56,820
Kennewick-Richland160 $57,760
Olympia-Tumwater60 $41,340
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue4380 $51,480
Spokane-Spokane Valley890 $42,830
Walla Walla150 $41,810
Wenatchee100 $40,730
Yakima230 $39,910

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