Structural Metal Fabricator / Fitter Salary
|Salary||$24,161 - $211,402|
|Bonus||$200.44 - $4,839|
|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).)
|$30,237 - $67,453|
|Hourly Rate||$13.73 - $25.79|
|Overtime||$18.89 - $36.56|
|Bonus||$200.44 - $4,839|
|Total Pay (||$30,237 - $67,453|
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.Read More...
Structural metal fabricators/fitters also examine metal components and stock to determine project compatibility, conducting measurements using hand tools, and participating in the equipment maintenance process by cleaning up machinery after use. Additionally, they operate fabricating machines and move parts into position following layout specifications using their hands, welding torches, and other specialized tools. They analyze proposed material list to make changes before ordering supplies. Generally, structural metal fabricators/fitters report their progress to the structural manager or supervisor in their department.
Previous experience fabricating metal pieces - and as a fitter - are required for this position. Structural metal fabricators/fitters should pay strong attention to detail, be problem solvers, and work well with other fabricators/fitters in a team environment to achieve all company objective in a timely manner. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
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.
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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
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).
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