A Shipfitter earns an average wage of $20.30 per hour.

$14.15 - $25.22
(Median)
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$20
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MEDIAN: $20
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.15 - $25.22  
   
Overtime
$20.66 - $37.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Total Pay (?
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$31,925 - $59,750  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

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

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Experience Affects Shipfitter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$47,000

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Shipfitter Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 7%

Blueprints
up arrow 4%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 4%

shipfitter
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National Average
$47,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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