Metal Fabricators' Group Seeks Wage Information

ROCKFORD, Ill. - The Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International (FMA) is seeking input from metal-forming and -fabricating shop floor executives for its biannual “2007 Wage & Benefits Survey - Shop Floor Edition.”

“Management participation allows us to provide the most comprehensive compensation survey in the industry, and offers metalworking executives a resource to design a competitive package for shop floor employees,” said Gerald Shankel, president and chief executive officer of FMA.

The 2007 study, sponsored by FMA and the Tube & Pipe Association International (TPA), will report hourly wages for more than 80 shop floor job titles and hundreds of positions. A benefits section will include vacation policies, medical insurance coverage, profit sharing and retirement plans, shift differentials, and overtime scales.

Major metal fabricating technologies covered in the study include stamping and pressworking, roll forming, plate and structural, coil and toll processing, precision sheet metal fabrication, and tube and pipe producing and fabricating. Data is sorted by geographic region, population, company size, sales volume, and union representation. Wages reported include high, low, and average hourly rates.

“Companies can compare their pay rates and compensation policies with those of other employers by region, company size, and company sales volume,” noted Shankel.

The full report will be available in the third quarter of this year. The deadline for submissions is Aug. 6; all data are held in the strictest confidence, the association said.

For more information, visit

Publication date: 06/11/2007

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.


NEWSMakers: Clint Schreck

Clint Schreck, general manager, Columbus Worthington Air, Columbus, Ohio, discusses winning Angie’s List Super Service Award, how to handle online reviews, and much more.

More Podcasts


NEWS 06-01-15 cover

2015 June 1

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


The EPA has approved several hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants for HVACR applications. Do you support the use of HCs?
View Results Poll Archive


2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con