$46,769
Avg. Salary
$21.29
Avg. Hourly Rate
Help us gather more data! Is Shipfitter your job title? Find out what you're worth.

The average pay for a Shipfitter is $21.29 per hour.

The average pay for a Shipfitter is $46,769 per year.

10%
$14.61
10%
$21.29
50%
$27.02
90%
90%
MEDIAN $21.29
10%
$39k
10%
$47k
50%
$52k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $46,769
$38,678 - $51,982
$47K
MEDIAN: $46,769
50%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.61 - $27.02
$15
$21
$27
MEDIAN: $21.29
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$58K
Salary $46,769
Bonus $2,000
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).
)
$31,730 - $58,992
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 8
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $14.61 - $27.02
Overtime $19.77 - $38.11
Annual Data $0$58K
Bonus $2,000
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).
)
$31,730 - $58,992
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 108

Job Description

Shipfitters are responsible for working in shipyards on the construction of large ships and ship parts. They must be able to read blueprints and diagrams in order to fabricate metal parts, such as hulls, bulkheads, and frames, and they also mark reference lines on parts and lay out positions for future welding and riveting of parts.

Read More...
Shipfitter Tasks
  • Set up and use torches and hand/power tools to fabricate metal structural parts.
  • Modify, repair, and re-install damaged metal parts.
  • Interpret blueprints to lay out parts, mark them, align, and assemble.

Popular Employer Salaries

$0$60K

$41,637

$51,572

Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Shipfitter has a positive trend. An entry-level Shipfitter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Shipfitter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Shipfitter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 16 salaries. A Shipfitter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 7 salaries.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Shipfitter?

Shipfitter in Mobile:
"Welding ships together piece by piece for the navy."
Pros: Job security and 40+ hours a week.
Cons: Hourly wage not high enough.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼6%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲4%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▲1%

Blueprints
▼0%

shipfitter
▼0%

National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 21%