The hottest sector in the welding industry is combo pipe welding. The work is hard, the hours are long, and the welds require a high level of skill. Your welding school day will feel like a job site. From welding out in the elements to constantly welding out of position, instructors push you to dig deep. Welding classes are packed with industry relevant knowledge and skill. In the end, companies will reward your hard work with hourly wages between $24-38 on average, and of course the tax-free per diem somewhere between $75-120 per day. This program is 100% self-paced, meaning if you want an optional opportunity for special alloys and weld tests, hard work is rewarded.