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Shipfitter - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Shipfitter"

How much does a Shipfitter in the federal government get paid? $66,978.79* *Based on the 2021 average.

Shipfitter was the 443rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 28 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2021, the U.S. Coast Guard hired the most employees titled Shipfitting, with an average salary of $66,979.

Government Shipfitting jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Shipfitting job is FWS-10, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-10. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard is to be used for grading nonsupervisory jobs involved in the modification, fabrication, repair, assembly, and installation of various metal structural parts of ships and other vessels. The work requires knowledge of shipfitting equipment, structures, and metals; skill in laying out, cutting, and shaping of metal parts; and ability to position, align, and secure parts and subassemblies on ships or other vessels.

Agencies that have hired a Shipfitter

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
U.S. Coast Guard 28 $66,978.79

Shipfitter Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Shipfitter is $66,978.79. The highest paid Shipfitter made $120,794 in 2021.

Common Shipfitter Payscales

Payscale Number of Shipfitting Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 22
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 3
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 2
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory - Federal Wage System 1

Starting Paygrade: $11.60 to $32.52 / hour at paygrade FWS-10
Maximum Paygrade: $11.60 to $32.52 / hour at paygrade FWS-10
Occupation Family: METAL WORK FAMILY

Other Jobs at the FWS-10 Paygrade

FWS-10 is the starting paygrade for Shipfitting jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-10 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Negative EngravingFWS-10FWS-10
Air Conditioning Equipment OperatingFWS-9FWS-10
Metal Forming Machine OperatingFWS-6FWS-10
Elevator MechanicFWS-10FWS-11

Average Shipfitting Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Shipfitter was $45,094. Since then, the average pay has increased to $66,979 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 3820.

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