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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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 $90,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid sheet metal workers is $27,690.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of sheet metal workers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of sheet metal workers in 17 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 power and communication line and related structures construction industry with an annual salary $54,960. The lowest paying industry is the other specialty trade contractors industry (annual salary $36,610). For detailed sheet metal worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Drywall and Insulation Contractors|| |
|Roofing Contractors|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .