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Welding in Illinois

State Summary

Welders in Illinois can expect their average salaries at a state level to be 44th nationally, at $36,802 per year, or roughly $14.16 an hour. The hourly rate is calculated using a widely seen work schedule of 10-hour shifts, 5 days a week. Hours will change from role to role, and overtime is common in the welding industry. There are around 12,950 currently employed welders in Illinois, with 38 welding schools available to help you start your career.

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