Sheet Metal Worker Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Sheet Metal Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,430
25th Percentile Wage
$30,170
50th Percentile Wage
$40,160
75th Percentile Wage
$54,850
90th Percentile Wage
$73,490

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sheet metal workers in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $73,490. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid sheet metal workers is $24,430.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201640,1602.47%5.80%
201539,1700.15%-
201439,1103.73%-
201337,650-0.48%-
201237,830--

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

The average salaries of sheet metal workers in 37 industries in the manufacturing 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 motor vehicle parts manufacturing industry with an annual salary $60,540. The lowest paying industry is the electric lighting equipment manufacturing industry (annual salary $27,250). For detailed sheet metal worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$60,540
Wood Product Manufacturing
$52,490
Ship and Boat Building
$51,550
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$50,070
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$48,190
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$47,870
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$47,020
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$46,780
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$46,530
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$45,920
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$45,760
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$44,340
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$44,190
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$41,300
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$41,280
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$40,450
Machine Shops
$39,350
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$39,070
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$39,050
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$39,020
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$39,010
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$38,960
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$38,650
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$38,410
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$38,370
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$37,850
Machinery Manufacturing
$37,690
Forging and Stamping
$37,550
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$37,260
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$37,060
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$36,510
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$36,240
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$35,740
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$35,420
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$34,700
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$33,460
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$27,250

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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