Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
78,050 2.1 % $18.35 $38,160 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.87 $14.27 $17.58 $21.75 $26.46
Annual Wage (2) $24,690 $29,680 $36,570 $45,240 $55,040


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 25,150 7.06 $18.06 $37,560
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 4,050 0.54 $18.36 $38,200
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 3,740 1.35 $17.51 $36,410
Ship and Boat Building 3,260 2.42 $21.25 $44,190
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 3,200 1.24 $19.12 $39,760

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 25,150 7.06 $18.06 $37,560
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 1,660 5.21 $22.33 $46,440
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 3,110 3.20 $19.04 $39,600
Ship and Boat Building 3,260 2.42 $21.25 $44,190
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 2,570 1.85 $17.51 $36,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $24.59 $51,150
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,400 0.49 $22.85 $47,520
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 1,660 5.21 $22.33 $46,440
Support Activities for Air Transportation 150 0.09 $21.52 $44,760
Ship and Boat Building 3,260 2.42 $21.25 $44,190


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 8,210 0.73 1.27 $16.94 $35,230
California 5,870 0.39 0.67 $19.27 $40,070
Pennsylvania 4,850 0.86 1.49 $19.10 $39,730
Ohio 3,970 0.76 1.32 $16.90 $35,150
Wisconsin 3,950 1.45 2.51 $18.73 $38,950



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 2,190 1.61 2.79 $20.39 $42,420
Wisconsin 3,950 1.45 2.51 $18.73 $38,950
Louisiana 2,750 1.44 2.49 $20.39 $42,420
Mississippi 1,380 1.26 2.19 $18.31 $38,080
Oklahoma 1,660 1.05 1.83 $16.40 $34,120



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 110 0.40 0.69 $21.86 $45,470
Connecticut 1,470 0.89 1.55 $21.85 $45,440
New York 1,820 0.21 0.36 $21.08 $43,850
Missouri 2,160 0.81 1.40 $21.04 $43,760
Rhode Island 410 0.88 1.53 $20.90 $43,470




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 3,450 1.21 2.10 $17.89 $37,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,160 0.53 0.92 $20.07 $41,750
Wichita, KS 1,380 4.76 8.23 $22.17 $46,110
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,200 0.66 1.14 $18.87 $39,240
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.64 1.10 $19.88 $41,350
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.31 0.54 $18.81 $39,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,000 0.42 0.73 $16.88 $35,120
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,000 0.99 1.72 $23.48 $48,840
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 890 0.60 1.04 $20.05 $41,700
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 870 0.83 1.43 $19.37 $40,290



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 510 5.14 8.90 $20.48 $42,600
Wichita, KS 1,380 4.76 8.23 $22.17 $46,110
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 590 4.45 7.71 $13.87 $28,860
Pascagoula, MS 210 3.89 6.74 $21.50 $44,720
Fond du Lac, WI 150 3.30 5.72 $19.54 $40,640
Williamsport, PA 160 3.09 5.35 $16.73 $34,800
Winchester, VA-WV 160 2.95 5.11 $18.90 $39,310
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 340 2.82 4.88 $16.75 $34,830
Sheboygan, WI 140 2.42 4.18 $17.35 $36,080
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 230 2.25 3.89 $26.98 $56,120