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Highest Paying Cities for Sheet Metal Workers

The top 100 highest paying cities for sheet metal workers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of sheet metal workers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $89,870, Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California is the highest paying city for sheet metal workers. It is followed by Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois (average annual salary $89,790). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of sheet metal workers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Sheet Metal Workers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$89,870
40
2 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$89,790
2,580
3 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$88,910
100
4 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$88,810
2,980
5 Anchorage, Alaska
$87,910
270
6 Cape Girardeau-Jackson, Missouri
$87,510
50
7 Longview, Washington
$85,000
100
8 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$84,820
130
9 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$83,870
2,310
10 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$81,190
160
11 Tacoma, Washington
$79,000
250
12 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$77,380
170
13 Decatur, Illinois
$76,600
40
14 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$74,620
640
15 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$74,530
60
16 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
$74,360
80
17 Peoria, Illinois
$74,360
110
18 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$73,070
1,920
19 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$72,450
190
20 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$72,290
210
21 Columbus, Indiana
$72,240
40
22 Toledo, Ohio
$71,940
130
23 West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$71,000
200
24 Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana
$70,900
40
25 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$70,570
1,650
26 Yakima, Washington
$70,550
50
27 Springfield, Illinois
$70,420
60
28 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$70,210
1,260
29 Fairbanks, Alaska
$69,830
140
30 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$69,740
840
31 Rochester, Minnesota
$69,730
80
32 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$69,390
230
33 Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$69,120
180
34 St Louis, Missouri
$68,680
2,120
35 New Haven, Connecticut
$68,360
110
36 Racine, Wisconsin
$68,060
100
37 Salinas, California
$67,960
80
38 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$67,850
710
39 Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$67,690
40
40 Bloomington, Indiana
$67,560
n/a
41 Honolulu, Hawaii
$67,120
900
42 South Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$66,970
100
43 Owensboro, Kentucky
$66,800
80
44 Bellingham, Washington
$66,670
100
45 Jefferson City, Missouri
$66,500
160
46 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$65,840
230
47 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$65,470
n/a
48 Billings, Montana
$64,420
180
49 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$64,030
60
50 Amarillo, Texas
$64,000
110
51 Wausau, Wisconsin
$63,960
90
52 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$63,160
3,490
53 Corpus Christi, Texas
$62,800
350
54 Rockford, Illinois
$62,730
120
55 St Joseph, Missouri
$62,140
90
56 Framingham, Massachusetts
$62,130
150
57 Huntsville, Alabama
$61,840
150
58 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$61,650
530
59 Duluth, Wisconsin
$61,400
180
60 Camden, New Jersey
$61,350
450
61 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$61,130
7,330
62 Hanford-Corcoran, California
$60,720
40
63 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$60,080
3,020
64 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$59,380
1,190
65 Wheeling, West Virginia
$58,370
50
66 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$58,280
1,810
67 Appleton, Wisconsin
$58,180
340
68 Huntington-Ashland, West Virginia
$58,150
190
69 Eau Claire, Wisconsin
$57,850
140
70 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$57,810
170
71 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$57,630
300
72 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$57,470
2,220
73 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$57,210
1,910
74 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$57,110
600
75 Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$57,090
90
76 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$56,840
380
77 Peabody, Massachusetts
$56,760
70
78 Kalamazoo-Portage, Michigan
$56,530
330
79 Wilmington, New Jersey
$56,250
310
80 Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
$56,230
140
81 West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$56,210
190
82 Kansas City, Missouri
$56,080
1,370
83 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$56,050
410
84 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$55,890
790
85 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$55,240
120
86 Charleston, West Virginia
$55,230
30
87 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Pennsylvania
$55,210
190
88 Warner Robins, Georgia
$55,190
1,210
89 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$54,990
2,220
90 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$54,990
340
91 Great Falls, Montana
$54,840
90
92 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$54,750
660
93 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$54,710
340
94 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$54,620
240
95 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, Michigan
$54,610
110
96 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$54,520
1,600
97 Gary, Indiana
$54,280
240
98 Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota
$54,060
70
99 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$53,990
210
100 Elmira, New York
$53,960
40
See also: Highest paying industries for sheet metal workers.