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 among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$29,530|
|25th Percentile Wage||$38,400|
|50th Percentile Wage||$54,410|
|75th Percentile Wage||$72,610|
|90th Percentile Wage||$94,210|
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 $94,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,530.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of sheet metal workers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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 $34,230 to $87,360. The highest paying area for sheet metal workers in California is Santa Cruz-Watsonville with a median annual salary of $87,360. 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 $34,230.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville|| |
|Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta|| |
|Yuba City|| |
|San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City|| |
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles|| |
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara|| |
|San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos|| |
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale|| |
|San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana|| |
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura|| |
|Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine|| |
|Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Santa Rosa-Petaluma|| |
|North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area|| |