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Metal Fabricator Salary (United States)

A Metal Fabricator earns an average wage of $15.91 per hour. A skill in Precision Machining is associated with high pay for this job.
Metal Fabricator Salary (?
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$29,310 - $69,531
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $43,415
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Metal Fabricator Salary (?
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$11.23 - $22.53
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,310 - $69,531  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,953  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $9,696  
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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$24,982 - $54,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $22.53  
   
Overtime
$15.94 - $32.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,953  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $9,696  
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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$24,982 - $54,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 430
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Job Description for Metal Fabricator

Metal fabricators are responsible for conducting fabrication work for their facilities, as well as maintaining equipment, keeping work areas clean, and ensuring that safety standards are met at all times. Basic daily duties include positioning and fitting parts to weld, reading blueprints to fabricate parts accurately, performing welds, and operating other fabrication equipment. These tools used by metal fabricators include grinders, drill presses, plasma cutters, shears, flame cutters, and others. This position may include some supervisory work at the highest levels, and supervisors need to train other employees on employers' standards and ensure quality levels are high and consistent.
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Metal Fabricator Tasks
  • Position and weld parts to form complete units or subunits, following blueprints and layout specifications.
  • Set up and operate fabricating machines to form and assemble metal components.
  • Fabricate carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum and other metals working from drawings and written instructions.

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Experience Affects Metal Fabricator Salaries

National Average
$37,000

Skills That Affect Metal Fabricator Salaries

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Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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National Average
$37,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 35%