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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of structural metal fabricators and fitters from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
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|
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |