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 $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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

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

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 [1].


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