Structural metal fabricators & fitters

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2019 Workforce
26.2k
Average Age
43.3
Estimated Job Growth
-15.3%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$49,670
Average Male Salary
$50,353
Average Female Salary
$36,157

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 $49,670 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Structural metal fabricators & fitters by wage are Firstline supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, & groundskeeping workers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Sheet metal workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Structural metal fabricators & fitters are Alliance City PUMA, OH and Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Structural metal fabricators & fitters are Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN and Alliance City PUMA, OH.

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 Construction. Structural metal fabricators & fitters are paid most in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN but are relatively concentrated in Lake County (Central) PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$49,670
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,433

In 2019, Structural metal fabricators & fitters earned an average of $49,670, $5,854 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Firstline supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, & groundskeeping workers make somewhat more than Structural metal fabricators & fitters while Sheet metal workers 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

0.295
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Structural metal fabricators & fitters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.295, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Structural metal fabricators & fitters

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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Structural metal fabricators & fitters, by number of employees, are Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing, Miscellaneous fabricated metal products manufacturing, and Construction.

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Industries by Share

26.2k
2019 Workforce
± 3,973
10.4%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 19.9%

The number of people employed as Structural metal fabricators & fitters has been growing at a rate of 10.4%, from 23,716 people in 2018 to 26,188 people in 2019.

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  32.7%, followed by Miscellaneous fabricated metal products manufacturing with 19.6% and Construction with 10.4%.

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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 43.5 and of female Structural metal fabricators & fitters is 39.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Structural metal fabricators & fitters is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

24.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,876
1.26k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 871

95.2% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

77.4% of Structural metal fabricators & fitters are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.3% of Structural metal fabricators & fitters, White (Hispanic) 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

43.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.18
39.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 7.65

The median age of Structural metal fabricators & fitters is 43.3, and Male employees are generally 3.94 years older 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 Business but a relatively high number of Structural metal fabricators & fitters hold a major in Business.

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 6.85%, but Structural metal fabricators & fitters are expected to see a growth of -15.3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-15.3%
ESTIMATED GROWTH
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Structural metal fabricators & fitters. This profession is expected to grow lower than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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