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The median fabricator earned $35,750 in 2012. The highest earners made about $53,080, while the lowest-paid earned $24,550 in that same year. The top-three metropolitan areas that compensate fabricators best include Eau Claire, Wis., Leominster, Mass., and Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Job Salary Year
2004 $30,390.00
2006 $31,210.00
2008 $33,590.00
2010 $35,720.00
2012 $37,260.00

Average Fabricator Pay vs. All Social Services Jobs

Fabricators are compensated modestly for the intricate, skilled services they provide, but their pay is comparable to other social services jobs. While fabricators made an average salary of $37,260 in 2012, garbage collectors made $35,230, and maintenance and repair workers earned an average salary of $37,190. Some social services jobs – such as elementary, middle and high school teachers – pay significantly better.

Job Name Salary
High School Teacher $55,050.00
Middle School Teacher $53,430.00
Elementary School Teacher $53,400.00
Fabricator $35,750.00
Maintenance and Repair Worker $35,210.00

Best Paying Cities for Fabricators

The highest paid in the fabricator profession work in the metropolitan areas of Eau Claire, Wis., Leominster, Mass., and Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Waterbury, Conn. area also pays well, as does the city of Albany, N.Y.

Eau Claire, Wis.

Average Salary: $51,970 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a fabricator working in Eau Claire, Wis. is $51,970, which is $16,220 more than the average pay in the profession.

Leominster, Mass.

Average Salary: $50,410 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a fabricator working in Leominster, Mass. is $50,410, which is $14,660 more than the average pay in the profession.

Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Average Salary: $50,080 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a fabricator working in Tuscaloosa, Ala. is $50,080, which is $14,330 more than the average pay in the profession.

Waterbury, Conn.

Average Salary: $48,800 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a fabricator working in Waterbury, Conn. is $48,800, which is $13,050 more than the average pay in the profession.

Albany, N.Y.

Average Salary: $48,690 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a fabricator working in Albany, N.Y. is $48,690, which is $12,940 more than the average pay in the profession.

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