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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
76,090 2.0 % $20.02 $41,640 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.76 $15.46 $18.89 $23.50 $28.92
Annual Wage (2) $26,530 $32,160 $39,290 $48,870 $60,150


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)
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 30,490 6.42 $19.24 $40,020
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 6,260 0.86 $19.59 $40,740
Ship and Boat Building 5,190 3.82 $24.26 $50,460
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 4,530 0.96 $19.75 $41,090
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 3,560 0.39 $20.25 $42,110

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 30,490 6.42 $19.24 $40,020
Ship and Boat Building 5,190 3.82 $24.26 $50,460
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 400 1.87 $21.44 $44,590
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 560 1.71 $23.22 $48,310
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 2,770 1.71 $18.69 $38,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 80 (7) $35.32 $73,470
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.03 $32.80 $68,230
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 60 0.02 $25.23 $52,480
Ship and Boat Building 5,190 3.82 $24.26 $50,460
Utility System Construction 70 0.01 $24.10 $50,120


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 7,690 0.63 1.21 $20.01 $41,620
California 5,990 0.35 0.67 $19.36 $40,270
Wisconsin 5,350 1.88 3.57 $20.79 $43,240
Pennsylvania 4,070 0.70 1.32 $19.95 $41,510
Florida 3,690 0.43 0.81 $18.30 $38,070




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 5,350 1.88 3.57 $20.79 $43,240
Alabama 2,900 1.49 2.84 $19.40 $40,360
Kansas 1,840 1.33 2.54 $25.92 $53,910
Oregon 1,910 1.01 1.93 $21.27 $44,250
Utah 1,360 0.94 1.78 $19.84 $41,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 1,840 1.33 2.54 $25.92 $53,910
Alaska 60 0.18 0.34 $25.50 $53,050
Hawaii 110 0.16 0.31 $23.89 $49,690
New York 1,760 0.19 0.36 $23.69 $49,280
New Jersey 750 0.19 0.35 $23.37 $48,600





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 2,640 0.89 1.68 $21.49 $44,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,690 0.28 0.52 $18.06 $37,570
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,640 0.35 0.67 $23.91 $49,720
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,570 0.44 0.84 $20.08 $41,760
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,570 0.17 0.31 $23.44 $48,750
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,390 0.49 0.93 $21.47 $44,650
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,190 0.81 1.54 $21.70 $45,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,180 0.57 1.09 $18.14 $37,740
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,120 0.94 1.79 $22.18 $46,130
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,110 0.56 1.07 $20.80 $43,260




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)
Mansfield, OH 320 6.22 11.82 $12.75 $26,520
Wausau, WI 380 5.35 10.18 $21.78 $45,300
Winchester, VA-WV 210 3.52 6.69 $19.13 $39,790
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 290 3.39 6.44 $21.98 $45,720
Green Bay, WI 530 3.04 5.78 $21.05 $43,770
Wichita, KS 850 2.87 5.46 (8) (8)
Chattanooga, TN-GA 660 2.69 5.12 $16.88 $35,120
Lynchburg, VA 270 2.66 5.06 $20.68 $43,020
Decatur, AL 120 2.36 4.48 $19.56 $40,690
Dothan, AL 130 2.31 4.40 $15.55 $32,340