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Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter Salary

Structural Metal Fabricators in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $17.13 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — about one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and just over two-fifths have dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$28,383 - $61,277
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MEDIAN: $42,500
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$12.46 - $22.78
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,383 - $61,277  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,989  
Profit Sharing
$104.00 - $3,000  
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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$27,431 - $56,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $22.78  
   
Overtime
$18.01 - $33.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,989  
   
Profit Sharing
$104.00 - $3,000  
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).
)
$27,431 - $56,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 386
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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

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

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Popular Skills for Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter


Structural Metal Fabricators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Welding, Tungsten Inert Gas Welding, Metal Inert Gas Welding, and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 5 percent. Those who learned Welding also tend to know Blueprints. The majority of those who know Metal Inert Gas Welding also know Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) and Blueprints.

Pay by Experience Level for Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Structural Metal Fabricators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $35K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $39K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Structural Metal Fabricators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $41K. Structural Metal Fabricators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $42K.

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Experience Affects Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter Salaries



National Average
$39,000



Skills That Affect Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter Salaries

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Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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Blueprints
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Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
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Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
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National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 25%