The average wage for a Fabricator is $15.82 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Welder, Precision Machining, and Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW). Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$28,731 - $66,560
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$46K
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MEDIAN: $45,634
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$11.53 - $22.67
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$28,731 - $66,560  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $2,936  
Profit Sharing
$2,650  
Total Pay (?
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$25,093 - $54,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.53 - $22.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.24  
Overtime
$17.38 - $32.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$251.68 - $2,936  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,650  
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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$25,093 - $54,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 710

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Fabricator

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,607

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Key Stats for Fabricator

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 145 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Fabricator Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Fabricator Salaries

Welder
up arrow 44%


Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 12%




Aluminum Welding
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CNC/NC
0%

National Average
$37,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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