Highest Paying Industries for Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Scientific Research and Development Services24.5951150
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences24.5951150
Federal, State, and Local Government23.1448120
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service23.1448120
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors23.148050
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing22.8547520
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing22.3346440
Support Activities for Air Transportation21.5244760
Ship and Boat Building21.2544190
Chemical Manufacturing20.8343340
Mining20.8343320
Support Activities for Transportation20.5142660
Transportation and Warehousing20.4242470
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing20.4142450
Support Activities for Mining20.1541920
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing20.141800
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing19.8541280
Specialized Design Services19.7541090
Management of Companies and Enterprises19.6440850
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors19.540560
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services19.540560
Building Equipment Contractors19.4940550
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing19.4140370
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction19.3940320
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing19.1239760
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing19.139720
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing19.0739670
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers19.0539630
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing19.0439600
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing19.0139540
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing1939510
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing18.9639430
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing18.8339160
Utility System Construction18.7639020
Specialty Trade Contractors18.5838640
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing18.5438570
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)18.438270
Construction18.3938260
Manufacturing18.3938260
Repair and Maintenance18.3838230
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance18.3838230
Communications Equipment Manufacturing18.3738220
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors18.3638200
All industries18.3538160
All industries, private ownership only18.3438150
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services18.2237900
Machinery Manufacturing18.2137870
Other Specialty Trade Contractors18.1937840
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing18.1937830
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing18.1837810
Other Building Equipment Contractors18.1437720
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing18.1137670
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers18.0837610
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing18.0637560
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing18.0337500
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing1837440
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing17.8937220
Miscellaneous Manufacturing17.8537140
Nonresidential Building Construction17.8537130
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing17.8137040
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing17.7836970
Engineering Services17.6636720
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing17.6336670
Machine Shops17.5836570
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing17.5136420
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing17.5136410
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing17.536400
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing17.4636320
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing17.4136200
Construction of Buildings17.3536090
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing17.3436060
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing17.3336040
Primary Metal Manufacturing17.0635480
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing17.0635480
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities17.0435440
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing1735350
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing16.9635280
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods16.935160
Wholesale Trade16.8134950
Hardware Manufacturing16.7534850
Retail Trade16.6534620
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing16.6334590
Building Finishing Contractors16.634520
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing16.4234150
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing16.3834060
Plastics Product Manufacturing16.3834060
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction16.3133930
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers16.2333760
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing16.2333750
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services16.133500
Administrative and Support Services16.133500
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers16.133490
Building Material and Supplies Dealers16.133490
Employment Services16.0933470
Household Appliance Manufacturing15.9133080
Forging and Stamping15.8733010
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers15.832870
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers15.7732790
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers15.532250
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers15.331820
Drywall and Insulation Contractors15.2831790
Roofing Contractors15.2831780
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers14.9331060
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing14.6330440
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel14.229530
Wood Product Manufacturing13.7828670
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing13.6928470

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