Average Metal Fabricator Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Metal Fabricator is $17.04.
MEDIAN $17.04
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $24
$201 - $5,060
Profit Sharing
$289 - $2,990
Total Pay
$26,708 - $56,238

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Job Description for Metal Fabricator

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

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.
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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