Average Fabricator Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Fabricator is $16.61.
MEDIAN $16.61
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $23
$196 - $3,033
Profit Sharing
$219 - $5,867
$0 - $3,600
Total Pay
$26,496 - $54,903

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Job Description for Fabricator

Fabricator Tasks
  • Perform various fabrication techniques such as saw, sand, polish, glue, seam and cut.
  • Perform minor machine maintenance.
  • Set stops or guides to specified length as indicated by scale, rule or template.
  • Measure work piece dimensions to determine accuracy of machine operation.
  • Read job specification to determine machine adjustments and material requirements.

Popular Employer Salaries for Fabricator

The top respondents for the job title Fabricator are from the companies Granite, HD Supply Inc. and Quixote, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Quixote, Inc. where the average pay is $14.83. Granite pays the lowest at around $13.00.

Career Paths

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Metal Fabricator
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Fabricator

Skills in Welding, Blueprints, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Manufacturing Fabrication.

Pay by Experience Level for Fabricator

An entry-level Fabricator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.49 based on 44 salaries. An early career Fabricator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.22 based on 649 salaries. A mid-career Fabricator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.32 based on 369 salaries. An experienced Fabricator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.09 based on 336 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Fabricator in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 39.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (26.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (23.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (4.5% less).

Years of Experience

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