Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter Salary

A sizeable majority of Structural Metal Fabricators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $18.40 per hour. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and the particular employer are driving factors as well. Close to one-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and slightly more than half claim dental coverage as well. Most Structural Metal Fabricators are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,390 - $183,529
$26K
$51K
$180K
MEDIAN: $51,405
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$13.71 - $25.68
$14
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.40
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$0$183K
Salary $26,390 - $183,529
Bonus $206.08 - $4,816
Profit Sharing $3,188
Commission $600
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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$30,111 - $66,317
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 64
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $13.71 - $25.68
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $19.33 - $36.71
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $206.08 - $4,816
Commission $600
Profit Sharing $3,188
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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$30,111 - $66,317
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 594

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Job Description for Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter

Structural metal fabricators/fitters are responsible for fabricating and fitting metal structures for their company. They are in charge of create metal pieces to complete projects and ensuring that are correctly positioned and meet the project's needed. Structural metal fabricators/fitters study and analyze engineering drawing before the fabrication process, as well as use a personal computer to create molds and designs before the metal is molded into specific shapes. They take part into the fitting process and assess safety after the metal structures have been put into place. In all tasks, structural metal fabricators/fitters must follow strict safety regulations to prevent accidents.

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Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter Tasks

  • Position, align, and assemble fabricate parts for assembly.
  • Maintain equipment, tools, and workspace.
  • Install or load final products.
  • Grind and finish pieces and products.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, templates, schematics, and other drawings to correctly lay out pieces.

Common Career Paths for Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter


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Though not the most common occurrence, Structural Metal Fabricators sometimes become Certified Welding Inspectors, where the average income is $59K per year. Structural Metal Fabricators most often move into positions as Welders or Fabricators. Welders actually earn $4K less on average, however, and Fabricators earn $8K less per year than Structural Metal Fabricators do.

Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter


Structural Metal Fabricators report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Tungsten Inert Gas Welding, Manufacturing Fabrication, Welding, and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Machine Operation as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those educated in Blueprints tend to be well versed in Welding and Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW).

Pay by Experience Level for Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter

Pay by Experience for a Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter has a positive trend. An entry-level Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 223 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 208 salaries. An experienced Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 202 salaries. A Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 147 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,534

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 25 percent, Structural Metal Fabricators in Buffalo receive some of the highest pay in the country. Structural Metal Fabricators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+17 percent), Mobile (+17 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and Birmingham (+10 percent). Structural Metal Fabricators in Little Rock take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 31 percent less than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Diego and Pittsburgh (14 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter?

Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter in Philadelphia:
Pros: Flexible schedule.
Cons: Heat.

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Key Stats for Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter Salaries

▲13%

▲1%

National Average
$44,000

▼1%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter Salaries



National Average
$44,000

▼1%

▼1%



Machine Operation
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 27%
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