A Metal Fabricator earns an average wage of $16.25 per hour.
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$24,392 - $70,227
(Median)
$24K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,056
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50%
90%

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$11.86 - $23.36
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$24,392 - $70,227  
   
Bonus
$203.47 - $7,861  
Profit Sharing
$92.74 - $2,901  
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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$25,108 - $54,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $23.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.04  
Overtime
$17.37 - $34.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$203.47 - $7,861  
   
Profit Sharing
$92.74 - $2,901  
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).
)
$25,108 - $54,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 623
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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

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 9%



Blueprints
up arrow 4%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 4%

Precision Machining
up arrow 3%

Welding
up arrow 2%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 3%

Aluminum Welding
up arrow 6%

Grinding Tools
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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