Assemblers and Fabricators

Assemblers and fabricators assemble finished products and the parts that go into them. They use tools, machines, and their hands to make engines, computers, aircraft, ships, boats, toys, electronic devices, control panels, and more.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $11.68/hr
Median: $14.19/hr
Experienced: $17.89/hr

Current Employment
2,959 (2018)

Projected Employment
2,506 (2029)

Growth for Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

2018 Jobs2029 JobsChange (2018-2029)% Change (2018-2029)

Industries Employing Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2018)% of Occupation in Industry (2018)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2018)
Temporary Help Services39713.4%5.4%
Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing33611.4%13.7%
Motor Vehicle Steering and Suspension Components (excepting Spring) Manufacturing 1153.9%13.7%
All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing1073.6%5.9%
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters993.3%13.7%

Occupational Skills

  • Read and understand schematics and blueprints
  • Use hand tools or machines to assemble parts
  • Conduct quality control checks
  • Work closely with designers and engineers in product development