Fabricator Salary

The average wage for a Fabricator is $15.88 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Welder, Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Precision Machining, and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding.

$28,407 - $68,345
$28K
$44K
$68K
MEDIAN: $43,986
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$11.65 - $22.41
$12
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$22
MEDIAN: $15.95
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$28,407 - $68,345  
   
Bonus
$197.47 - $2,952  
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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$25,732 - $54,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.65 - $22.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.24  
Overtime
$17.58 - $32.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$197.47 - $2,952  
   
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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$25,732 - $54,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 767

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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

Pay by Experience for a Fabricator has a positive trend. An entry-level Fabricator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 416 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fabricator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 224 salaries. An experienced Fabricator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 210 salaries. A Fabricator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 95 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,833

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Key Stats for Fabricator

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 164 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Fabricator Salaries

▲26%

▲16%

▲9%

National Average
$37,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Fabricator Salaries

Welder
▲43%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▲19%



Fabricator
▲8%

▲6%


▲4%

Aluminum Welding
▲4%


National Average
$37,000

CNC/NC
▼1%

Machine Operation
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 40%
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