FMA's 2017 “Salary/Wage & Benefit Survey” results are now available for
download at the FMA Store. Discover how your company's data measures
up against others’ in the metal processing, forming, and fabricating industry.
Data is provided for salaried, hourly production, hourly nonproduction, and
union employees, with breakdowns based on a variety of demographics.
Participating Companies by Geographic Region
The survey details employment practices, benefit packages, salaries, and
wages with annual base compensation information for over 8,800 employees
in 68 industry positions. For example, data for Quality Control Technician
showed that 34 percent of the participating companies offered this position.
The overall average wage for this position was $42,000; however, averages
based on company sales volume ranged from $34,000 to $44,500. (See
sample chart included below)
The complete 106-page report is available for purchase at fmanet.org/
store, or by calling customer service at 888-394-4362.
Cost: Member Price: $175 List Price: $395
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salaries. Manufacturers are passionate
about making things; seeing the fruits
of your labor on a regular basis is its
Can the average job seeker fill
these open positions and solve
this labor shortage? The answer is
no, not without the proper skills.
It takes specialized training and
education to have a successful
career in manufacturing. The good
news is, students wanting to attend
a technical school or community
college can acquire the skills that it
takes to be successful, and do so in
less than four years. The best part
is that scholarships specifically for
manufacturing students are available
to help offset the cost of college.
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**Wages not reported to protect respondents' confidentiality.