The average hourly pay for a Metal Fabricator is $17.04.
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Job Description for Metal Fabricator
Metal fabricators are responsible for conducting fabrication work for their facilities, as well as maintaining equipment, keeping work areas clean, and ensuring that safety standards are met at all times. Basic daily duties include positioning and fitting parts to weld, reading blueprints to fabricate parts accurately, performing welds, and operating other fabrication equipment. These tools used by metal fabricators include grinders, drill presses, plasma cutters, shears, flame cutters, and othe…Read more
Metal Fabricator Tasks
- Fabricate carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum and other metals working from drawings and written instructions.
- Set up and operate fabricating machines to form and assemble metal components.
- Position and weld parts to form complete units or subunits, following blueprints and layout specifications.
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Popular Skills for Metal Fabricator
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Skills in Blueprints, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding, Welding, Manufacturing Fabrication and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Metal Fabricator
An entry-level Metal Fabricator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.21 based on 29 salaries. An early career Metal Fabricator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.14 based on 473 salaries. A mid-career Metal Fabricator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.51 based on 306 salaries. An experienced Metal Fabricator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.42 based on 310 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
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Employees with Metal Fabricator in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 32.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (32.0% more) and Green Bay, Wisconsin (25.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Detroit, Michigan (0.2% less).
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