Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

General Information

Description

Fabricate, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit88.82%
  2. Self-employed7.41%
  3. Federal government2.30%
  4. Private, not for profit1.01%
  5. State and local government0.46%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of assemblers and fabricators is projected to decline 5 percent from 2020 to 2030. Despite declining employment, about 174,200 openings for assemblers and fabricators are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$41,780

State-by-state Salary

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$54,670
$34,970
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 47%
  • Post-secondary certificate 29%
  • Some college 16%
  • Bachelor's degree 3%
  • Less than high school 3%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Design
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering and Technology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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