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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 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 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of sheet metal workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,410
-2.57% 1.71%
2016
$55,810
-0.72% -
2015
$56,210
1.53% -
2014
$55,350
2.40% -
2013
$54,020
1.00% -
2012
$53,480
- -

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 $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
$87,360
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$81,190
Yuba City
$72,280
Vallejo-Fairfield
$71,710
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$67,850
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$64,030
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$63,860
Salinas
$63,160
Hanford-Corcoran
$62,490
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$60,790
Bakersfield-Delano
$60,730
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$58,280
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$57,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$53,320
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$53,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$52,990
Visalia-Porterville
$52,810
Redding
$49,930
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$49,750
Fresno
$47,500
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$46,870
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$45,830
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$45,060
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$44,480
Madera-Chowchilla
$43,250
Stockton
$40,290
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$38,360
Modesto
$38,250
Chico
$34,230




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