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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
77,270 2.3 % $19.23 $40,000 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.22 $14.80 $18.14 $22.83 $28.32
Annual Wage (2) $25,410 $30,780 $37,730 $47,490 $58,900


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 25,870 6.98 $18.45 $38,380
Ship and Boat Building 4,450 3.27 $22.41 $46,610
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 3,690 1.36 $19.87 $41,330
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 3,630 0.43 $19.74 $41,060
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 3,200 1.13 $18.44 $38,360

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 25,870 6.98 $18.45 $38,380
Ship and Boat Building 4,450 3.27 $22.41 $46,610
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 1,000 3.01 $21.20 $44,090
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 2,600 2.78 $20.94 $43,560
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 2,490 1.65 $18.84 $39,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 310 0.31 $29.32 $60,980
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $26.33 $54,770
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 (7) $25.61 $53,260
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,920 0.39 $25.15 $52,310
Rail Transportation 60 0.03 $25.09 $52,180


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 8,860 0.75 1.37 $18.51 $38,490
California 6,500 0.41 0.74 $20.79 $43,250
Pennsylvania 5,180 0.90 1.64 $19.57 $40,710
Florida 4,070 0.49 0.90 $18.24 $37,930
Wisconsin 4,030 1.44 2.61 $20.74 $43,140




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)
Wisconsin 4,030 1.44 2.61 $20.74 $43,140
Kansas 1,910 1.39 2.52 $21.35 $44,410
Alabama 2,640 1.38 2.51 $17.43 $36,260
Mississippi 1,350 1.21 2.20 $18.20 $37,850
Maine 720 1.20 2.19 $24.57 $51,110




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 720 1.20 2.19 $24.57 $51,110
Connecticut 570 0.34 0.63 $23.53 $48,950
New York 1,970 0.22 0.39 $22.86 $47,540
Alaska 50 0.16 0.29 $22.58 $46,960
Washington 2,090 0.68 1.24 $22.57 $46,950





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-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,550 1.21 2.20 $20.17 $41,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,020 0.48 0.87 $21.70 $45,140
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,320 1.10 1.99 $18.46 $38,400
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,230 1.09 1.98 $23.07 $47,990
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.17 0.31 $23.36 $48,590
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.68 1.23 $22.05 $45,860
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,030 1.22 2.23 $21.40 $44,520
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 980 0.72 1.31 $17.28 $35,930
Wichita, KS 970 3.27 5.95 $25.88 $53,830
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 960 0.69 1.26 $21.17 $44,040




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)
Winchester, VA-WV 240 4.25 7.72 $18.79 $39,080
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 320 3.58 6.50 $21.15 $44,000
Wichita, KS 970 3.27 5.95 $25.88 $53,830
Green Bay, WI 500 2.92 5.30 $21.91 $45,570
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 430 2.85 5.18 $24.56 $51,080
Wausau, WI 190 2.78 5.06 $20.28 $42,170
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 140 2.44 4.44 $16.78 $34,900
Saginaw, MI 200 2.37 4.31 $18.24 $37,940
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 210 2.36 4.28 $16.70 $34,740
Albany, OR 100 2.32 4.22 $18.98 $39,480