The average hourly pay for a Fabricator is $17.11.
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What Do Fabricators Do?
Fabricating is the act of creating metal structures. There are many tasks that are part of the fabricator's work, including cutting, grinding, welding, and assembling these structures. Often fabricators work on assembly lines, but many jobs also include metal fabrication tasks such as blacksmithing and ironworking.
The first step in the fabrication process is to cut the metal by using manual cutters such as a chisel or saw, torching metal with handheld torches, or using numerical control cutte…Read more
- 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.
Job Satisfaction for Fabricator
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 Granite where the average pay is $16.50. HD Supply Inc. pays the lowest at around $14.77.
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What Are Popular Skills for Fabricators?
Skills in Manufacturing Fabrication, Blueprints, Welding, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Fabricators?
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 $13.91 based on 43 salaries. An early career Fabricator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.69 based on 621 salaries. A mid-career Fabricator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.96 based on 360 salaries. An experienced Fabricator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.74 based on 291 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $22.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Fabricator in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 44.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (15.5% more) and Portland, Oregon (11.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (6.5% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 1,510 survey responses.