The average wage for a Fabricator is $15.60 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Welder, Precision Machining, and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$29,330 - $66,926
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$29K
$44K
$67K
MEDIAN: $44,207
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$11.49 - $22.64
(Median)
$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,330 - $66,926  
   
Bonus
$293.61 - $2,517  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$24,981 - $53,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.49 - $22.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.24  
Overtime
$17.13 - $32.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$293.61 - $2,517  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$24,981 - $53,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 661
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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
$36,000


Skills That Affect Fabricator Salaries

Welder
up arrow 46%



Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 10%

Aluminum Welding
up arrow 7%



Welding
up arrow 4%

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 2%

National Average
$36,000

CNC/NC
up arrow 1%

Machine Operation
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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