Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
79,620 2.3 % $18.77 $39,040 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.84 $14.38 $17.81 $22.30 $27.56
Annual Wage (2) $24,620 $29,910 $37,050 $46,390 $57,330


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 25,900 7.03 $18.29 $38,030
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 4,390 0.55 $18.81 $39,130
Ship and Boat Building 3,930 2.84 $21.55 $44,830
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 3,780 1.36 $18.64 $38,780
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 3,380 3.44 $20.28 $42,170

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 25,900 7.03 $18.29 $38,030
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 1,600 4.86 $22.47 $46,730
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 3,380 3.44 $20.28 $42,170
Ship and Boat Building 3,930 2.84 $21.55 $44,830
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 2,300 1.58 $17.83 $37,090

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) $25.23 $52,490
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $24.65 $51,270
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,950 0.40 $24.54 $51,050
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $24.18 $50,290
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 1,600 4.86 $22.47 $46,730


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 9,670 0.84 1.45 $17.78 $36,980
California 6,830 0.44 0.76 $19.82 $41,230
Pennsylvania 4,950 0.87 1.50 $19.35 $40,260
Wisconsin 4,130 1.49 2.58 $19.62 $40,810
Ohio 3,990 0.75 1.31 $16.90 $35,160




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 4,130 1.49 2.58 $19.62 $40,810
Louisiana 2,620 1.35 2.34 $20.56 $42,760
Arkansas 1,570 1.33 2.30 $15.91 $33,090
Alabama 2,420 1.29 2.23 $17.38 $36,150
Mississippi 1,380 1.25 2.16 $17.72 $36,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 680 1.16 2.00 $24.15 $50,240
Connecticut 610 0.37 0.64 $23.68 $49,260
New York 1,700 0.19 0.33 $22.54 $46,880
Washington 1,990 0.67 1.16 $22.28 $46,340
Rhode Island 230 0.49 0.86 $22.21 $46,200





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 3,870 1.32 2.29 $19.58 $40,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,250 0.55 0.95 $21.26 $44,220
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,240 1.21 2.10 $23.08 $48,010
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.30 0.53 $19.08 $39,690
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.43 0.75 $16.61 $34,540
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 990 1.19 2.06 $20.94 $43,560
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 980 0.64 1.11 $22.23 $46,240
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 950 0.15 0.25 $22.60 $47,010
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 930 0.69 1.19 $19.44 $40,430
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 910 0.84 1.45 $22.55 $46,910




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-Thibodaux, LA 460 4.73 8.20 $21.12 $43,930
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 570 4.23 7.33 $14.17 $29,470
Mansfield, OH 190 3.91 6.78 $17.52 $36,450
Saginaw, MI 280 3.39 5.87 $16.10 $33,480
Winchester, VA-WV 180 3.33 5.76 $19.71 $40,990
Elmira, NY 110 3.01 5.21 $21.30 $44,310
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 140 2.53 4.38 $16.14 $33,580
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 100 2.31 3.99 $15.30 $31,820
Green Bay, WI 370 2.22 3.84 $22.22 $46,220
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 320 2.18 3.77 $26.53 $55,170