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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 $84,490, Alaska is the highest paying state for sheet metal workers. It is followed by Illinois (average annual salary $82,140). 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 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
$84,490
$48,940 450
2 Illinois
$82,140
$34,230 4,120
3 Hawaii
$70,270
$35,710 970
4 Minnesota
$65,380
$35,700 2,860
5 Massachusetts
$63,110
$33,340 3,990
6 District of Columbia
$58,930
$52,560 130
7 New York
$57,900
$28,660 8,130
8 New Jersey
$56,900
$28,220 2,590
9 West Virginia
$56,610
$25,600 380
10 Delaware
$56,530
$33,670 490
11 Washington
$55,990
$32,260 3,440
12 California
$55,810
$29,010 13,050
13 Missouri
$55,520
$29,680 4,070
14 Connecticut
$54,240
$31,820 1,170
15 Montana
$53,140
$28,280 610
16 Pennsylvania
$52,690
$29,620 4,220
17 Oklahoma
$51,300
$29,090 3,360
18 Michigan
$50,510
$28,690 3,480
19 Rhode Island
$50,000
$34,090 500
20 Wisconsin
$49,200
$29,410 3,350
21 New Hampshire
$48,720
$28,250 500
22 North Dakota
$48,430
$29,810 410
23 Maryland
$48,110
$32,770 2,640
24 Oregon
$48,090
$28,400 2,400
25 Ohio
$47,610
$26,250 4,100
26 Maine
$47,010
$31,460 760
27 Vermont
$46,660
$31,090 380
28 Indiana
$46,220
$26,740 4,060
29 Nebraska
$45,840
$26,830 770
30 Virginia
$45,670
$28,980 3,900
31 Utah
$45,590
$27,520 2,060
32 Georgia
$44,720
$23,260 4,400
33 Colorado
$44,330
$28,510 3,310
34 Iowa
$43,970
$27,520 1,870
35 Kansas
$43,680
$26,310 2,170
36 Tennessee
$43,240
$28,260 2,720
37 Arizona
$43,160
$27,710 2,690
38 Kentucky
$43,030
$24,200 1,540
39 Nevada
$42,130
$21,130 1,050
40 Wyoming
$40,350
$27,090 170
41 New Mexico
$38,960
$27,190 610
42 Louisiana
$38,640
$24,430 1,040
43 Florida
$37,440
$25,850 7,460
44 Texas
$37,420
$22,080 11,090
45 South Carolina
$37,120
$21,850 1,950
46 Idaho
$36,850
$23,240 420
47 Alabama
$36,470
$26,140 1,190
48 Arkansas
$36,110
$24,950 1,280
49 South Dakota
$35,840
$26,110 430
50 Mississippi
$34,450
$22,560 1,810
51 North Carolina
$34,010
$22,060 3,900
52 Guam
$31,780
$26,190 190
53 Puerto Rico
$21,710
$16,840 150
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