Average Salary Per Year: $47,566

Marine shipfitters fabricate, fit, install and repair tons of metal structural parts on marine vessels. They also prepare surfaces for welding and riveting, and fit and install metal plates, beams, frames, bulkheads, decks and other structural components within the hull of the ship. In addition, they operate hand, electric and pneumatic tools, torches and precise measuring instruments.

Education Options:

Technical School, Community College, Registered Apprenticeship Program, and Industry Training Program


Able to perform accurate cutting processes using a torch and work from standard and metric specifications. Read and interpret blueprints or sketches as well as read a tape measure and perform layout processes such as locating and marking reference lines.

*Average base salary does not include overtime or incentives.