Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
77,860 2.2 % $18.19 $37,840 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.83 $14.19 $17.49 $21.50 $26.09
Annual Wage (2) $24,600 $29,510 $36,370 $44,710 $54,280


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 25,750 7.41 $17.85 $37,120
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 3,930 0.55 $17.92 $37,280
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 3,830 1.39 $17.25 $35,890
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 3,340 1.34 $17.29 $35,960
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 3,290 3.37 $18.59 $38,660

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 25,750 7.41 $17.85 $37,120
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 1,800 5.50 $23.66 $49,220
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing 3,290 3.37 $18.59 $38,660
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 2,730 2.06 $17.21 $35,790
Ship and Boat Building 2,570 1.97 $21.09 $43,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 1,800 5.50 $23.66 $49,220
Local Government (OES Designation) 30 (7) $23.10 $48,040
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,190 0.44 $22.71 $47,230
Support Activities for Air Transportation 120 0.07 $22.30 $46,390
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $21.09 $43,870


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 7,790 0.71 1.22 $16.30 $33,910
California 6,030 0.41 0.70 $18.36 $38,190
Pennsylvania 4,650 0.83 1.41 $19.27 $40,080
Ohio 3,520 0.69 1.17 $17.53 $36,460
Wisconsin 3,510 1.30 2.21 $18.37 $38,210




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)
Louisiana 2,690 1.43 2.43 $20.62 $42,880
Kansas 1,910 1.43 2.44 $19.61 $40,780
Wisconsin 3,510 1.30 2.21 $18.37 $38,210
Missouri 3,150 1.19 2.03 $20.57 $42,790
Mississippi 1,280 1.18 2.01 $16.36 $34,020




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 110 0.34 0.58 $22.54 $46,880
Wyoming 90 0.32 0.54 $22.31 $46,410
Vermont 40 0.12 0.20 $21.00 $43,690
Connecticut 1,530 0.93 1.59 $20.81 $43,280
Minnesota 1,640 0.61 1.04 $20.68 $43,020





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 3,490 1.27 2.16 $17.17 $35,710
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,640 0.44 0.75 $17.45 $36,290
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,610 1.63 2.78 $22.63 $47,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,510 0.38 0.65 $17.93 $37,280
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,480 0.82 1.40 $20.92 $43,510
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.70 1.19 $20.70 $43,060
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,170 0.51 0.86 $16.23 $33,760
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.77 1.31 $19.81 $41,200
Pittsburgh, PA 920 0.81 1.39 $18.00 $37,430
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 820 0.80 1.36 $19.34 $40,230




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)
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 690 5.22 8.90 $13.69 $28,470
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 490 5.09 8.67 $22.65 $47,110
Pascagoula, MS 210 3.93 6.70 $20.42 $42,460
Idaho Falls, ID 150 3.00 5.10 $17.87 $37,160
Fond du Lac, WI 130 2.85 4.85 $19.21 $39,960
La Crosse, WI-MN 200 2.71 4.62 $19.26 $40,050
Anniston-Oxford, AL 110 2.60 4.43 $17.23 $35,840
Racine, WI 170 2.30 3.92 $18.39 $38,250
Lancaster, PA 500 2.27 3.87 $17.89 $37,220
Lafayette, IN 190 2.17 3.70 $17.21 $35,790