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Sheet Metal Worker Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for sheet metal workers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of sheet metal workers amongst California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Sheet Metal Workers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,010
25th Percentile Wage
$38,820
50th Percentile Wage
$55,810
75th Percentile Wage
$76,130
90th Percentile Wage
$95,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sheet metal workers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,960. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,010.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.95
25th Percentile Wage
$18.66
50th Percentile Wage
$26.83
75th Percentile Wage
$36.60
90th Percentile Wage
$46.13

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for sheet metal workers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.13. The median hourly salary is $26.83. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.95.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of sheet metal workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201655,810-0.72%4.17%
201556,2101.53%-
201455,3502.40%-
201354,0201.00%-
201253,480--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Sheet Metal Workers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of sheet metal workers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of sheet metal workers in state of California ranges from $33,720 to $89,870. The highest paying area for sheet metal workers in California is Santa Cruz-Watsonville with a median annual salary of $89,870. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta (mean annual salary $81,190). The lowest paying area is Chico with a median annual salary of $33,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$89,870
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$81,190
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$74,620
Vallejo-Fairfield
$72,290
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$70,210
Salinas
$67,960
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$67,850
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$64,030
Hanford-Corcoran
$60,720
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$59,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$58,280
Bakersfield-Delano
$57,630
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$57,470
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$55,890
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$54,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$52,990
Visalia-Porterville
$51,770
Redding
$49,930
Modesto
$49,450
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$48,410
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$45,830
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$45,060
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$44,540
Fresno
$42,590
Stockton
$40,590
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$38,360
Chico
$33,720


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