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 $17.25 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although approximately one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a little less than half get dental coverage, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,584 - $61,534
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,000
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$12.31 - $22.91
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,584 - $61,534  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,023  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $3,052  
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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$27,310 - $56,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.31 - $22.91  
   
Overtime
$18.14 - $34.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,023  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $3,052  
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).
)
$27,310 - $56,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 401

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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


Survey takers who work as Structural Metal Fabricators usually 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 Metal Inert Gas Welding tend to be well versed in Blueprints 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $35K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $38K. Structural Metal Fabricators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $41K. Structural Metal Fabricators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $43K on average.

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Experience Affects Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter Salaries



National Average
$39,000



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
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 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
25%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

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