The average salary for a Welding Instructor with Training skills is $45,004.








$43k – $50k

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$42k – $62k

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What Do Welding Instructors Do?

A welding instructor is a teacher and trainer who specializes in teaching welding techniques and proper procedures for joining metals. They typically work in technical or trade school programs to provide training to prospective metalworkers, pipe-fitters, machinists, and other skilled laborers who need a proper foundation in welding work for their careers. Welding instructors also offer basics and background information regarding metallurgy, including some basic physics about how welding can be

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What Are Popular Skills for Welding Instructors?

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Skills in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding and Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW).

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