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Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitter Salary Information

The salary statistics of structural metal fabricators and fitters are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of structural metal fabricators and fitters within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The structural metal fabricators and fitters 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. Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitter Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,410
25th Percentile Wage
$30,780
50th Percentile Wage
$37,730
75th Percentile Wage
$47,490
90th Percentile Wage
$58,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for structural metal fabricators and fitters. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) structural metal fabricators and fitters is $58,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $37,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,410. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 131% 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 structural metal fabricators and fitters from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201637,7301.80%5.25%
201537,0501.30%-
201436,5700.55%-
201336,3701.70%-
201235,750--

Table 2. Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitter Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of structural metal fabricators and fitters in 10 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 structural metal fabricators and fitters occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $53,480. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $31,750).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$53,480
Transportation and Warehousing
$43,760
Mining
$43,370
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$41,350
Retail Trade
$38,430
Construction
$38,200
Manufacturing
$37,750
Wholesale Trade
$37,420
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$36,430
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$31,750

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters by States

From the above tables we note that not only structural metal fabricators and fitters salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of structural metal fabricators and fitters in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,150 to $54,400. The highest paying state for structural metal fabricators and fitters is Maine with a median annual salary of $54,400. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,150. For more salary information of structural metal fabricators and fitters profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Maine
$54,400
Connecticut
$48,490
New York
$44,320
New Jersey
$44,310
Washington
$44,160
New Hampshire
$43,780
Massachusetts
$43,210
Louisiana
$43,150
Minnesota
$42,480
Oregon
$42,270
Wisconsin
$42,110
Alaska
$40,550
California
$40,140
Rhode Island
$40,090
Delaware
$39,790
Montana
$39,520
Maryland
$39,520
North Dakota
$38,900
Pennsylvania
$38,870
Illinois
$38,490
Hawaii
$38,280
Colorado
$38,210
South Carolina
$38,150
Utah
$37,850
Indiana
$37,460
Nevada
$37,010
Wyoming
$36,940
Missouri
$36,850
Texas
$36,740
Kansas
$36,700
Virginia
$36,510
Florida
$36,310
Michigan
$36,180
Ohio
$35,760
West Virginia
$35,520
Nebraska
$35,420
Idaho
$35,060
North Carolina
$34,750
Vermont
$34,700
Oklahoma
$34,540
South Dakota
$34,390
Alabama
$34,320
Kentucky
$34,220
Mississippi
$34,030
Georgia
$33,920
Iowa
$33,520
Arizona
$33,430
Arkansas
$32,770
Tennessee
$30,830
New Mexico
$28,550
Puerto Rico
$19,150


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