Sheet Metal Worker Salary in Sector of Construction

The salary statistics of sheet metal workers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare sheet metal worker salaries in different industries within the construction sector.

Average Annual Salary of Sheet Metal Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sheet metal workers in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) sheet metal workers is $92,090. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid sheet metal workers is $28,790.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2.48% 9.90%
2.13% -
2.15% -
1.87% -
1.69% -
- -

Compare Sheet Metal Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of sheet metal workers in 20 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for sheet metal worker occupations is the poured concrete foundation and structure contractors industry with an annual salary $112,030. The lowest paying industry is the painting and wall covering contractors industry (annual salary $32,740). For detailed sheet metal worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
Masonry Contractors
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Utility System Construction
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
Building Finishing Contractors
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Building Equipment Contractors
Specialty Trade Contractors
Other Building Equipment Contractors
Roofing Contractors
Nonresidential Building Construction
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
Construction of Buildings
Residential Building Construction
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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