Salary for Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

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Structural metal fabricators and fitters mainly position, align, fabricate and fit structural metal materials and products. The job can be dangerous as sharp materials and power tools are often handled. To be considered for this position, vocational training, an associate's degree or related work experience is almost always necessary. Once hired, an employer usually requires up to two years of formal on-site job training before an employee can start work.

A Structural Metal Fabricator or Fitter will usually earn an average compensation between 24000 and 36000 depending on the level of experience. Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters will most likely earn a wage of Thirty Five Thousand Nine Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters obtain the highest salaries in Rhode Island, where they earn average pay scales of close to about $42230. This group of professionals have the best average compensation in Retail Trade, where they get average pay of $44380.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.55 percent nationwide in that time.
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters tend to make the most in the following industries
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $44,380
Retail Trade $42,600
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $41,950
Construction $36,900
Transportation and Warehousing $36,350
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $36,120
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $35,520
Manufacturing $35,720
Wholesale Trade $35,810
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $36,120
Transportation and Warehousing $36,350
Construction $36,900
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