Metal Fabricator Salary

A Metal Fabricator earns an average wage of $16.39 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) and Aluminum Welding.
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$25,178 - $71,009
$25K
$46K
$71K
MEDIAN: $46,011
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50%
90%

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$12.16 - $24.15
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.53
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50%
90%

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$0$71K
Salary $25,178 - $71,009
Bonus $300.00 - $6,000
Profit Sharing $297.99 - $2,408
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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$26,244 - $56,490
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 57
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $12.16 - $24.15
Hourly Tips $2.04
Overtime $17.96 - $35.52
Annual Data $0$56K
Bonus $300.00 - $6,000
Profit Sharing $297.99 - $2,408
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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$26,244 - $56,490
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 702

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 others. This position may include some supervisory work at the highest levels, and supervisors need to train other employees on employers' standards and ensure quality levels are high and consistent.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Metal Fabricator


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Metal Fabricator Job Listings

Popular Skills for Metal Fabricator

Pay by Experience Level for Metal Fabricator

Pay by Experience for a Metal Fabricator has a positive trend. An entry-level Metal Fabricator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 325 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Metal Fabricator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 213 salaries. An experienced Metal Fabricator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 189 salaries. A Metal Fabricator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 117 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,133

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Metal Fabricator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Metal Fabricator?

Metal Fabricator in Paterson:
"Making bras tables for the most part."
Pros: I like the fact I keep active throughout the day and doing different things:
Cons: The job is a little stressing and sometimes it requires great precision.

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Key Stats for Metal Fabricator

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 159 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Metal Fabricator Salaries

▲22%

▲11%

▲2%

National Average
$38,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Metal Fabricator Salaries

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▲20%

Aluminum Welding
▲17%



▲3%


▲1%



National Average
$38,000


Grinding Tools
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 36%