How much does a Shipfitter make in the United States? The average Shipfitter salary in the United States is $43,952 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $36,251 and $54,759. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $36,251 10% $29,240 90% $64,599 75% $54,759 $43,952 50%(Median)
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Trade Team - Chesapeake, VA

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The Lee Group - Norfolk, VA


Shipyard Staffing LLC. - Norfolk, VA

Job Description for Shipfitter

Shipfitter lays-out and fabricates metal structural parts such as plates, bulkheads, and frames within the hull of ship for riveting or welding. May require a high school diploma or its equivalent and 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Being a Shipfitter is familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Additionally, Shipfitter performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a supervisor or manager. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is expected. (Copyright 2021 View full job description

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