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Highest Paying States for Sheet Metal Workers

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $85,390, Alaska is the highest paying state for sheet metal workers. It is followed by Illinois (average annual salary $80,180). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of sheet metal workers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Sheet Metal Workers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$85,390
$41,110 470
2 Illinois
$80,180
$31,740 4,450
3 Hawaii
$79,190
$44,620 750
4 Massachusetts
$68,240
$37,050 4,380
5 Missouri
$66,470
$30,950 3,880
6 Minnesota
$66,110
$34,400 2,760
7 District of Columbia
$60,300
$53,180 150
8 West Virginia
$59,870
$26,080 610
9 New York
$59,760
$30,080 8,080
10 Washington
$57,590
$32,420 4,340
11 Connecticut
$54,930
$33,350 1,240
12 Delaware
$54,860
$33,480 550
13 Montana
$54,850
$32,140 520
14 California
$54,410
$29,530 11,680
15 New Jersey
$53,830
$29,710 2,160
16 Ohio
$52,080
$27,550 4,590
17 Oklahoma
$52,030
$31,280 3,210
18 Michigan
$52,000
$28,840 3,210
19 Nevada
$51,900
$21,330 1,190
20 Utah
$51,720
$29,760 1,680
21 New Hampshire
$51,570
$29,240 500
22 Wisconsin
$50,250
$30,610 4,110
23 Rhode Island
$50,000
$34,090 500
24 Georgia
$49,770
$25,300 4,370
25 Pennsylvania
$49,690
$27,690 3,620
26 Maryland
$49,650
$33,970 2,880
27 North Dakota
$49,540
$32,450 470
28 Indiana
$48,410
$28,750 3,980
29 Oregon
$46,720
$28,680 2,530
30 Virginia
$46,700
$30,570 3,710
31 Iowa
$46,300
$27,680 1,620
32 Colorado
$45,810
$29,640 3,290
33 Maine
$45,310
$28,990 740
34 Nebraska
$44,100
$27,110 630
35 Tennessee
$43,740
$27,510 2,630
36 Kentucky
$42,950
$26,550 1,300
37 Arizona
$41,810
$25,480 3,390
38 Vermont
$40,800
$28,260 310
39 New Mexico
$39,800
$27,780 710
40 Louisiana
$39,700
$22,880 960
41 Wyoming
$38,740
$27,520 150
42 Idaho
$38,550
$27,360 280
43 Virgin Islands
$38,260
$28,530 80
44 Florida
$38,200
$24,930 7,910
45 Texas
$38,030
$22,730 11,010
46 South Dakota
$37,580
$27,300 400
47 Kansas
$37,370
$24,770 1,760
48 South Carolina
$37,160
$22,740 1,980
49 Alabama
$36,950
$27,230 1,090
50 Mississippi
$36,760
$25,390 1,410
51 Arkansas
$35,910
$23,150 1,430
52 North Carolina
$35,280
$23,310 3,350
53 Guam
$31,980
$26,180 180
54 Puerto Rico
$22,470
$17,420 130
See also: Highest paying industries for sheet metal workers, Top Paying Jobs in America.