Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters


Fabricate, lay out, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Fabricated Structural Metal Products
  2. Refrigeration And Service Machinery
  3. Construction And Related Machinery
  4. Miscellaneous Transportation Equipment
  5. Motorcycles, Bicycles, And Parts

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 2,120 14.02 10.18 15.94 29,150 21,170 33,150
St Joseph MSA 10 11.45 9.29 12.53 23,820 19,330 26,070
Springfield MSA 130 14.48 11.02 16.22 30,120 22,910 33,730
St Louis MSA 450 15.22 11.41 17.12 31,650 23,740 35,610
Kansas City* 680 15.93 12.98 17.41 33,136 27,002 36,204
Central Region* 460 11.82 9.45 13.00 24,585 19,657 27,049
Northwest Region* 30 10.95 9.20 11.83 22,779 19,132 24,602
Ozark Region* 160 13.77 9.98 15.67 28,644 20,751 32,591
Southeast Region* 280 11.91 8.85 13.43 24,765 18,417 27,939
St. Louis County* 290 16.05 12.97 17.58 33,376 26,974 36,576

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 2,350 2,630 280 11.91 64 Great
Kansas City MSA 840 1,030 190 22.62 32 Good
St Louis MSA 760 800 40 5.26 16 Good
Central Region* 330 360 30 9.09 8 Good
Northwest Region* 70 80 10 14.29 1 Caution
Ozark Region* 220 230 10 4.55 4 Good
Southeast Region* 190 190 .00 3 Fair
Southwest Region* 150 160 10 6.67 4 Good
West Central Region* 80 80 .00 2 Caution

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months)
or training in one of the following
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant