The median annual wage for assemblers and fabricators was $30,080 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $19,480, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $51,330.
Median annual wages for assemblers and fabricators in May 2015 were as follows:
Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers
Engine and other machine assemblers
Structural metal fabricators and fitters
Timing device assemblers and adjusters
Electromechanical equipment assemblers
Coil winders, tapers, and finishers
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers
Fiberglass laminators and fabricators
Assemblers and fabricators, all other
Wages vary by industry, geographic region, skill, education level, and complexity of the machinery operated.
Most assemblers and fabricators are employed full time, sometimes working evenings and weekends.
Compared with workers in all occupations, engine and other machine assemblers and structural metal fabricators and fitters had a higher percentage of workers who belonged to a union in 2014.
Assemblers and Fabricators
Median annual wages, May 2015
Total, all occupations
Assemblers and fabricators
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics