Fabricator Salary

The average wage for a Fabricator is $15.24 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Precision Machining, Welder, Blueprints, and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding.

$25,491 - $61,079
(Median)
$25K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $39,811
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$10.87 - $21.59
(Median)
$11
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,491 - $61,079  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,479  
Profit Sharing
$2,800  
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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$24,195 - $51,165  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.87 - $21.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12  
Overtime
$15.81 - $32.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,479  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,800  
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).
)
$24,195 - $51,165  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 593
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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

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Experience Affects Fabricator Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Fabricator Salaries

Precision Machining
up arrow 30%

Welder
up arrow 28%

Blueprints
up arrow 12%


up arrow 6%


Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 2%

Machine Operation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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