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Fabricator Salary

A Fabricator earns an average wage of $15.11 per hour. A skill in Precision Machining is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
$24,339 - $48,858
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,457
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90%

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$10.64 - $20.91
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,339 - $48,858  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,474  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,307 - $48,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.64 - $20.91  
   
Overtime
$15.41 - $32.04  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,474  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$24,307 - $48,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 312
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Job Description for Fabricator

Fabricating is the act of creating metal structures. There are many tasks that are part of the fabricator's work, including cutting, grinding, welding, and assembling these structures. Often fabricators work on assembly lines, but many jobs also include metal fabrication tasks such as blacksmithing and ironworking.

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Fabricator Tasks

  • Measure work piece dimensions to determine accuracy of machine operation.
  • Read job specification to determine machine adjustments and material requirements.
  • Set stops or guides to specified length as indicated by scale, rule or template.
  • Perform various fabrication techniques such as saw, sand, polish, glue, seam and cut.
  • Perform minor machine maintenance.

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Pay by Experience Level for Fabricator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Fabricator Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Fabricator Salaries

Precision Machining
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Blueprints
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Manufacturing Fabrication
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Machine Operation
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National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 34%