Structural Metal Fabricator and Fitter

Career Overview

Metal fabricators and fitters use special machinery to fabricate, assemble, and install large pieces of steel while making buildings or other very large metal structures.


A high school diploma or equivalent is usually necessary to obtain these positions. The job is generally learned through an on-the-job apprenticeship program that may last three to four years. Taking college courses in steel fabrication would make an individual more valuable.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$27,000 /yr
$42,000 /yr
$65,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Trade-related courses
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada