Structural metal fabricators & fitters

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Total Workforce

25.2k

Average Age

43.9

Estimated Job Growth

-153%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$47,819

Average Male Salary

$47,612

Average Female Salary

$50,813

About

Structural metal fabricators & fitters are most often employed by the Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Structural metal fabricators & fitters was $47,819 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Structural metal fabricators & fitters by wage are Other education, training, & library workers, Dietitians & nutritionists, and Agricultural inspectors.

Structural metal fabricators & fitters are part of the Production Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers, Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, & systems assemblers, Electrical, electronics, & electromechanical assemblers, Engine & other machine assemblers, Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators, Bakers, Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Food & tobacco roasting, baking, & drying machine operators & tenders, Food batchmakers, Food cooking machine operators & tenders, Food processing workers, all other, Computer control programmers & operators, Extruding & drawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Forging machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Rolling machine setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic, Machinists, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, Model makers, patternmakers, & molding machine setters, metal & plastic, Tool & die makers, Welding, soldering, & brazing workers, Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters, Prepress technicians & workers, Printing press operators, Print binding & finishing workers, Laundry & drycleaning workers, Pressers, textile, garment, & related materials, Sewing machine operators, Shoe & leather workers, Tailors, dressmakers, & sewers, Textile knitting & weaving machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders, Textile bleaching & dyeing, & cutting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Upholsterers, Miscellaneous textile, apparel, & furnishings workers except upholsterers, Cabinetmakers & bench carpenters, Furniture finishers, Sawing machine setters, operators, & tenders, wood, Woodworking machine setters, operators, & tenders, except sawing, Miscellaneous woodworkers, including model makers & patternmakers, Power plant operators, distributors, & dispatchers, Stationary engineers & boiler operators, Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators, Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Crushing, grinding, polishing, mixing, & blending workers, Cutting workers, Extruding, forming, pressing, & compacting machine setters, operators, & tenders, Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, & kettle operators & tenders, Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, & weighers, Jewelers & precious stone & metal workers, Medical, dental, & ophthalmic laboratory technicians, Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders, Painting workers, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders, Etchers & engravers, Molders, shapers, & casters, except metal & plastic, Paper goods machine setters, operators, & tenders, Tire builders, Helpersproduction workers, and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors

The top 3 locations that employ the most Structural metal fabricators & fitters are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Structural metal fabricators & fitters are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Structural metal fabricators & fitters and on wages and locations for those in the field. Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Structural metal fabricators & fitters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Structural metal fabricators & fitters, by average wage, is Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing. Structural metal fabricators & fitters are paid most in Porter County PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$47,819

AVERAGE SALARY

± $4,388

In 2017, Structural metal fabricators & fitters earned an average of $47,819, $4,246 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Other education, training, & library workers make somewhat more than Structural metal fabricators & fitters while Agricultural inspectors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Structural metal fabricators & fitters as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.288

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Structural metal fabricators & fitters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.288, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Structural metal fabricators & fitters (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Structural metal fabricators & fitters.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Structural metal fabricators & fitters.

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Industries by Share

25.2k

2017 Workforce

± 3,899

2.11%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 21.5%

The number of people employed as Structural metal fabricators & fitters has been growing at a rate of 2.11%, from 24,700 people in 2016 to 25,220 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Structural metal fabricators & fitters employed by various industries. Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing employs the largest share of Structural metal fabricators & fitters at  27.2%, followed by Miscellaneous fabricated metal products manufacturing with 21% and Structural metals, & boiler, tank, & shipping container manufacturing  with 14.2%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Structural metal fabricators & fitters in the US. The average age of male Structural metal fabricators & fitters in the workforce is 43.8 and of female Structural metal fabricators & fitters is 46, and the most common race/ethnicity for Structural metal fabricators & fitters is White.

Gender Composition

23.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,771

1.63k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 991

93.5% of Structural metal fabricators & fitters are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Structural metal fabricators & fitters.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Structural metal fabricators & fitters

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Two or More Races

89.9% of Structural metal fabricators & fitters are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.23% of Structural metal fabricators & fitters, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Structural metal fabricators & fitters.

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Age by Gender

43.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.02

46

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 7.2

The median age of Structural metal fabricators & fitters is 43.9, and Male employees are generally 2.18 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Structural metal fabricators & fitters from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Structural metal fabricators & fitters is false but a relatively high number of Structural metal fabricators & fitters hold a major in false.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Structural metal fabricators & fitters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Structural metal fabricators & fitters need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Speaking, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Structural metal fabricators & fitters need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Operation and Control, and Troubleshooting.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Structural metal fabricators & fitters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Structural metal fabricators & fitters are expected to see a growth of -153% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-153%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Structural metal fabricators & fitters. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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