How Much Do Structural Metal Fabricators Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters fabricate, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$44750 per year
Hourly wage
$22 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$28,750 to $34,480 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$14 to $17 per hour

Entry-level Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $28,750 to $34,480 per year or $14 to $17 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $31 $63,950
Senior (Top 25%) $25 $52,080
Middle (Mid 50%) $20 $41,780
Junior (Bottom 25%) $17 $34,480
No experience (Bottom 10%) $14 $28,750

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
HI $28 $58,620
NY $26 $53,440
CT $24 $50,690
AK $24 $50,610
UT $24 $50,350
NJ $24 $50,290
OR $24 $50,200
MA $24 $50,080
WA $24 $49,390
CO $23 $47,670

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Structural Metal Fabricator and Fitter is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like HI doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at HI might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Structural Metal Fabricators are in the states of HI, NY, CT, AK and UT.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $77800 $37.40
Natural Gas Distribution $75200 $36.15
Local Government $74690 $35.91
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores $64160 $30.85
Automotive Repair and Maintenance $60910 $29.29
Scientific Research and Development Services $59500 $28.61
Foundries $55220 $26.55
Ship and Boat Building $54220 $26.07
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing $51800 $24.91
Utility System Construction $49820 $23.95
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing $49410 $23.75
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing $48820 $23.47
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $48820 $23.47
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction $48060 $23.10
Household Appliance Manufacturing $47000 $22.60
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction $46440 $22.33
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing $45920 $22.08
Nonresidential Building Construction $45810 $22.02
Other Wood Product Manufacturing $45720 $21.98
Building Equipment Contractors $45680 $21.96
Specialized Design Services $45550 $21.90
Machinery Manufacturing $44650 $21.47
Truck Transportation $44540 $21.41
Building Finishing Contractors $44520 $21.40
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors $44510 $21.40
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel $44480 $21.38
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing $44290 $21.29
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing $43270 $20.80
Other Specialty Trade Contractors $43160 $20.75
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $43150 $20.75

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