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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitter Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,940
25th Percentile Wage
$31,370
50th Percentile Wage
$38,450
75th Percentile Wage
$47,880
90th Percentile Wage
$59,040

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 $59,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,940. 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 127% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of structural metal fabricators and fitters from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$38,450
1.87% 7.02%
2016
$37,730
1.80% -
2015
$37,050
1.30% -
2014
$36,570
0.55% -
2013
$36,370
1.70% -
2012
$35,750
- -

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

The average salaries of structural metal fabricators and fitters in 12 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 utilities sector with an annual salary $81,340. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $33,700).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$81,340
Federal, State, and Local Government
$55,100
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$45,430
Mining
$43,420
Wholesale Trade
$38,830
Construction
$38,830
Manufacturing
$38,460
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$37,680
Transportation and Warehousing
$36,870
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$36,710
Retail Trade
$35,580
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$33,700

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 $25,530 to $58,740. The highest paying state for structural metal fabricators and fitters is Alaska with a median annual salary of $58,740. The lowest paying state is New Mexico with a median annual salary of $25,530. 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
Alaska
$58,740
Maine
$54,900
New Jersey
$45,740
Connecticut
$45,720
Louisiana
$44,550
New York
$44,130
Hawaii
$43,210
Washington
$42,830
Maryland
$42,680
Oregon
$42,600
Wisconsin
$42,440
New Hampshire
$42,340
Minnesota
$41,430
Delaware
$40,900
Pennsylvania
$40,330
Michigan
$40,170
Rhode Island
$40,090
Massachusetts
$39,550
Montana
$39,520
South Carolina
$39,190
Kansas
$38,780
Illinois
$38,760
North Dakota
$38,680
Utah
$38,660
Colorado
$38,520
Texas
$38,030
Nevada
$37,890
Virginia
$37,530
California
$37,530
Indiana
$37,150
Florida
$36,740
Vermont
$36,710
Ohio
$36,700
Missouri
$36,690
Kentucky
$35,980
West Virginia
$35,870
Wyoming
$35,730
South Dakota
$35,270
Alabama
$35,240
Oklahoma
$35,230
North Carolina
$35,180
Georgia
$35,160
Iowa
$35,100
Idaho
$34,670
Arkansas
$34,030
Nebraska
$33,100
Puerto Rico
$33,030
Mississippi
$32,060
Tennessee
$31,690
Arizona
$30,970
Guam
$29,490
New Mexico
$25,530



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