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Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter Salary

Men account for the majority of Structural Metal Fabricators in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $17.31 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Close to a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and a little less than half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$21,745 - $67,941
(Median)
$22K
$39K
$68K
MEDIAN: $38,588
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$12.43 - $23.06
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$21,745 - $67,941  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,034  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,500  
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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$27,300 - $57,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.43 - $23.06  
   
Overtime
$18.16 - $34.14  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,034  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,500  
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).
)
$27,300 - $57,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 424
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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.

Common Career Paths for Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter


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While Structural Metal Fabricators do not often become Certified Welding Inspectors, the job pays $58K per year on average. Becoming a Welder is, more often than not, the most common role that Structural Metal Fabricators move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Welder is $38K. Another frequent advance is for Structural Metal Fabricators to assume a Pipefitter role; in this role, workers often take home $53K.

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Popular Skills for Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter


Structural Metal Fabricators only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Tungsten Inert Gas Welding, Metal Inert Gas Welding, Welding, and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Those educated in Blueprints tend to be well versed in Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding and Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW).

Pay by Experience Level for Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter

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


For Structural Metal Fabricators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $36K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $39K. Structural Metal Fabricators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $41K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $43K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter Salaries



National Average
$40,000



Skills That Affect Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter Salaries


Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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Welding
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Blueprints
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Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
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National Average
$40,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 24%
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