Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (51-2041)

Occupation description:  Fabricate, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products. Shipfitters are included in Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic (51-4192).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 5855 -5.20 11
United States 79,20080,800 2.0160 1,3001,460

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.2312.2214.80 18.1422.8328.32
Alaska 22.5813.1214.95 19.5029.9337.28
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 23.4813.9316.70 21.5231.1236.52

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
4515 33.342.4 27.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation16
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation13
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 88
Number of job position postings 6
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 14.7

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training