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
$28,790
25th Percentile Wage
$36,350
50th Percentile Wage
$49,180
75th Percentile Wage
$68,810
90th Percentile Wage
$92,090

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
2017
$49,180
2.48% 9.90%
2016
$47,960
2.13% -
2015
$46,940
2.15% -
2014
$45,930
1.87% -
2013
$45,070
1.69% -
2012
$44,310
- -

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
$112,030
Masonry Contractors
$89,660
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$54,790
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$53,680
Utility System Construction
$53,270
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$52,870
Building Finishing Contractors
$51,760
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$51,150
Building Equipment Contractors
$51,130
Specialty Trade Contractors
$49,550
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$48,800
Roofing Contractors
$46,260
Nonresidential Building Construction
$44,000
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$43,920
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$43,880
Construction of Buildings
$43,430
Residential Building Construction
$41,250
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$40,710
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$37,950
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$32,740

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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