Job Opportunities in Welding
Currently the demand for beginning welders in the central Arkansas region, across the state and throughout the country is high. Starting pay in this area is $8-12 per hour. By the second year of employment, one can expect to earn $10-15 per hour. Within five years, most welders top out at about $28.50 per hour.
Job openings locally are plentiful in the building trades, maintenance, power plan construction, steel fabrication services, manufacturing, the horse trailer industry and through the boilermaker and ironworker unions.
“This is a good trade to be in for this area. It offers a stable, steady work environment and is one of the higher paying positions in the industry with staring pay in our company at $8 to $11 per hour depending on experience.”
Manager of Human Resources
AFCO Steel, North Little Rock