The Average Salary of a Fabricator


Fabricators, who are also called assemblers, earn an average of $28,190 per year, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS, in May 2014. Salaries for fabricators vary based on the type of employer and the state in which they work.

Salary Range

  • Fabricator salaries differ widely from the average of $28,190 per year. In 2014, the BLS reported that the salary for a fabricator ranged from as low as $17,680 per year, up to $42,440 annually. Specifically, structural metal fabricators earn higher wages, with an average annual wage of $37,840, and a range from $24,600 to $54,280 per year.

Salary Variations by State

  • Fabricators earn the most money in Alaska and North Carolina, where the average yearly pay in 2014 was $35,650 and $32,980, respectively. Salaries for fabricators are lowest in Alabama, where the average annual pay was $21,650 in 2014. Utah also offers below-average salaries, at $23,860 annually.

Different Pay by Industry

  • The petroleum and coal products manufacturing industry is lucrative, as fabricators working in this area earned, on average, $81,450 annually in 2014, notes the BLS. Fabricators who work in the field of spectator sports also enjoy above-average earnings of $74,630 per year. Salaries are lower for fabricators who work in motor vehicle manufacturing, with average yearly earnings of $35,250. Those who work in audio and video equipment manufacturing earn only $29,330 per year, and fabricator salaries are lowest for those who work in the field of employment services, as their average yearly earnings are $25,180.

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