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Assemblers and Fabricators Salary Information

The salary statistics of assemblers and fabricators are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of assemblers and fabricators in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of assemblers and fabricators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The assemblers and fabricators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Assemblers and Fabricators Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,470
25th Percentile Wage
$24,230
50th Percentile Wage
$30,930
75th Percentile Wage
$39,730
90th Percentile Wage
$52,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for assemblers and fabricators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) assemblers and fabricators is $52,170. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $30,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,470. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 154% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of assemblers and fabricators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201630,9302.75%7.60%
201530,0802.66%-
201429,2801.09%-
201328,9601.31%-
201228,580--

Table 2. Assemblers and Fabricators Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of assemblers and fabricators in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for assemblers and fabricators occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $43,520. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $18,670).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$43,520
Educational Services
$43,280
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$37,530
Construction
$36,870
Mining
$35,830
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$34,560
Manufacturing
$32,540
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$32,310
Transportation and Warehousing
$30,540
Federal, State, and Local Government
$30,400
Information
$29,880
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$29,400
Wholesale Trade
$29,040
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$28,780
Retail Trade
$26,050
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,190
Accommodation and Food Services
$22,290
Health Care and Social Assistance
$19,600
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$18,670

Table 3. Salaries of Assemblers and Fabricators Related Occupations

The average annual salary of assemblers and fabricators related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
$50,050
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
$41,210
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
$37,730
Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters
$37,040
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers
$33,940
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
$33,350
Electrical, Electronics, and Electromechanical Assemblers
$31,730
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
$31,310
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
$30,870
Team Assemblers
$30,060
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators
$29,840
Other Assemblers and Fabricators
$28,550



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