Shipfitter Salary

A Shipfitter earns an average wage of $20.53 per hour.

$14.39 - $25.70
$14
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$26
MEDIAN: $20.53
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.39 - $25.70  
   
Overtime
$20.71 - $37.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Total Pay (?
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$32,498 - $60,944  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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Job Description for Shipfitter

Shipfitters are responsible for working in shipyards on the construction of large ships and ship parts. They must be able to read blueprints and diagrams in order to fabricate metal parts, such as hulls, bulkheads, and frames, and they also mark reference lines on parts and lay out positions for future welding and riveting of parts.

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Shipfitter Tasks

  • Set up and use torches and hand/power tools to fabricate metal structural parts.
  • Modify, repair, and re-install damaged metal parts.
  • Interpret blueprints to lay out parts, mark them, align, and assemble.

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Pay by Experience Level for Shipfitter

Pay by Experience for a Shipfitter has a positive trend. An entry-level Shipfitter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Shipfitter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Shipfitter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 16 salaries. A Shipfitter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Key Stats for Shipfitter

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Shipfitter Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Shipfitter Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲5%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▲1%

shipfitter
▲1%

Blueprints
▼0%

National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 27%