Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Fabricate, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products. Shipfitters are included in "Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic" (51-4192).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
78,340 2.1 % $17.91 $37,260 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.80 $14.05 $17.19 $21.09 $25.52
Annual Wage (2) $24,550 $29,230 $35,750 $43,870 $53,080


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 26,200 7.71 $17.59 $36,590
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 4,600 1.90 $17.59 $36,590
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 3,820 1.44 $16.57 $34,470
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 3,700 0.54 $18.38 $38,230
Ship and Boat Building 2,830 2.25 $20.69 $43,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 26,200 7.71 $17.59 $36,590
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 2,820 2.99 $18.17 $37,790
Ship and Boat Building 2,830 2.25 $20.69 $43,040
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 700 2.24 $20.59 $42,820
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 2,630 2.18 $16.91 $35,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $23.71 $49,310
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,480 0.50 $22.19 $46,160
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing 40 0.06 $20.97 $43,620
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $20.86 $43,390
Ship and Boat Building 2,830 2.25 $20.69 $43,040


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 7,660 0.72 1.20 $16.48 $34,270
California 6,660 0.47 0.77 $17.65 $36,700
Pennsylvania 5,040 0.90 1.50 $19.32 $40,180
Florida 3,010 0.41 0.69 $16.62 $34,560
Ohio 2,910 0.58 0.96 $17.52 $36,440




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 2,120 1.61 2.67 $18.55 $38,580
Louisiana 2,590 1.39 2.30 $19.77 $41,120
Mississippi 1,370 1.27 2.10 $16.14 $33,580
Utah 1,350 1.13 1.87 $17.15 $35,670
Connecticut 1,810 1.12 1.86 $20.63 $42,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 630 1.08 1.80 $23.25 $48,370
Wyoming 130 0.46 0.77 $21.46 $44,640
Alaska 110 0.35 0.59 $21.40 $44,520
Connecticut 1,810 1.12 1.86 $20.63 $42,900
Massachusetts 1,700 0.53 0.88 $20.41 $42,460





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,380 1.28 2.13 $16.77 $34,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,820 0.47 0.78 $15.69 $32,630
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,740 0.48 0.79 $17.76 $36,940
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.72 1.20 $21.59 $44,910
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,220 0.54 0.89 $16.25 $33,800
New Haven, CT 1,160 4.29 7.14 $20.37 $42,370
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.73 1.22 $20.56 $42,770
Pittsburgh, PA 990 0.88 1.47 $18.07 $37,590
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 970 0.91 1.51 $14.79 $30,770
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 920 0.44 0.73 $16.15 $33,600




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 600 6.47 10.76 $19.96 $41,530
New Haven, CT 1,160 4.29 7.14 $20.37 $42,370
Pascagoula, MS 210 3.90 6.48 $18.72 $38,950
Peoria, IL 660 3.66 6.09 $17.96 $37,350
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 360 3.55 5.90 $16.02 $33,330
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 380 3.46 5.75 $15.54 $32,330
Williamsport, PA 170 3.30 5.49 $16.58 $34,500
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 250 2.90 4.82 $19.59 $40,740
Springfield, MO 510 2.72 4.53 $17.09 $35,540
Idaho Falls, ID 130 2.66 4.42 $20.62 $42,890