$44,283
Avg. Salary
$16.46
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$980

Bonus

$2,440

Profit Sharing

$3,600

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Fabricator is $16.46 per hour.

The average pay for a Fabricator is $44,283 per year.

$11.97
10%
$16.46
50%
$23.13
90%
MEDIAN $16.46
$27k
10%
$44k
50%
$72k
90%
MEDIAN $44,283
$26,525 - $71,828
$27K
$44K
$72K
MEDIAN: $44,283
10%
50%
90%

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$11.97 - $23.13
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$0$71K
Salary $26,525 - $71,828
Bonus $198 - $2,995
Profit Sharing $203 - $5,688
Commission $3,600
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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$26,152 - $54,956
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 138
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $11.97 - $23.13
Hourly Tips $0.44
Overtime $17.71 - $33.01
Annual Data $0$54K
Bonus $198 - $2,995
Commission $3,600
Profit Sharing $203 - $5,688
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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$26,152 - $54,956
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,446

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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Fabricator


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Fabricator Job Listings

Popular Skills for Fabricator

Pay by Experience Level for Fabricator

Pay by Experience for a Fabricator has a positive trend. An entry-level Fabricator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 416 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Fabricator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 224 salaries. An experienced Fabricator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 210 salaries. A Fabricator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 95 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

35%

31%

1%

National Average: $37,601

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Fabricator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Fabricator?

Fabricator in Jersey City:
Pros: There's industrial buildings that make great art studios.
Cons: its far from home. additional expense rot travel to jersey each day.

Fabricator in Gainesville:
"It's interesting work."
Pros: The variety of jobs available.
Cons: The pay is sub par.

Fabricator in Pensacola:
"It doesn't happen overnight."
Your going to start at the bottom and work your way up. Problem solving skills and a good imagination go a very long way. When your on a deadline it can get hectic. There are times when no matter how hard you try it may seem impossible. The first idea isn't always the final result.

Fabricator in Pell City:
"Everything."
Start from the bottom and work your way up learn all you can.

Fabricator in Vancouver:
"Hard but fun."
Pros: The experiences I get and the things I make.
Cons: The starting pay is lower then I expected.

Fabricator in Hesston:
"Wish I knew all the tricks of the trade."

Fabricator in Cottage Grove:
"Hard work but so fun."
Pros: I just love making performance parts that I know are going into great cars.
Cons: The pay and the training method is not up to par.

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Key Stats for Fabricator

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 332 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Fabricator Salaries

▲24%

▲14%

▲7%

National Average
$38,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Fabricator Salaries

Welder
▲40%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▲17%



Fabricator
▲6%

▲4%


▲2%

Aluminum Welding
▲2%

National Average
$38,000


CNC/NC
▼3%

Machine Operation
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 332 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 40%