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||$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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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 .