Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter Salary

Men account for the majority of Structural Metal Fabricators in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $18.43 per hour. While career duration and the specific company impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and around half have dental, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,000 - $216,000
$24K
$51K
$220K
MEDIAN: $51,329
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$13.63 - $25.91
$14
$19
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MEDIAN: $18.62
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$0$216K
Salary $24,000 - $216,000
Bonus $200 - $4,859
Profit Sharing $3,188
Commission $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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$30,255 - $66,825
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 64
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $13.63 - $25.91
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $19.11 - $36.91
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $200 - $4,859
Commission $600
Profit Sharing $3,188
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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$30,255 - $66,825
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 583

Job Description for Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter

Structural metal fabricators/fitters are responsible for fabricating and fitting metal structures for their company. They are in charge of create metal pieces to complete projects and ensuring that are correctly positioned and meet the project's needed. Structural metal fabricators/fitters study and analyze engineering drawing before the fabrication process, as well as use a personal computer to create molds and designs before the metal is molded into specific shapes. They take part into the fitting process and assess safety after the metal structures have been put into place. In all tasks, structural metal fabricators/fitters must follow strict safety regulations to prevent accidents.

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Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter Tasks

  • Position, align, and assemble fabricate parts for assembly.
  • Maintain equipment, tools, and workspace.
  • Install or load final products.
  • Grind and finish pieces and products.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, templates, schematics, and other drawings to correctly lay out pieces.

Common Career Paths for Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter


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Structural Metal Fabricators do not often transition into Certified Welding Inspector roles. The role averages $59K per year. Structural Metal Fabricators most frequently advance into Welder and Fabricator roles even though the median salaries are $5K lower and $8K lower, respectively.

Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter


Popular Skills for Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter


Survey results suggest that Structural Metal Fabricators put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Tungsten Inert Gas Welding, Manufacturing Fabrication, Welding, and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Machine Operation as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people who know Blueprints also know Welding and Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW).

Pay by Experience Level for Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter

Pay by Experience for a Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter has a positive trend. An entry-level Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 223 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 208 salaries. An experienced Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 202 salaries. A Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 147 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,933

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

For those looking to make money, Structural Metal Fabricators in Buffalo enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Structural Metal Fabricators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+17 percent), Mobile (+17 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and Birmingham (+10 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Structural Metal Fabricators in Little Rock earning a whopping 31 percent below the national average. Workers in San Diego and Pittsburgh earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter Reviews

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

Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter in Philadelphia:
Pros: Flexible schedule.
Cons: Heat.

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Key Stats for Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 124 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter Salaries

▲12%

▼0%

National Average
$44,000

▼2%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter Salaries



National Average
$44,000

▼2%

▼2%



Machine Operation
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 30%