The average hourly pay for a Fabricator is $16.61.
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$196 - $3,033
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Job Description for Fabricator
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.
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.
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Popular Skills for Fabricator
Avg. Hourly Rate
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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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