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
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 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

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
Wood Product Manufacturing
Ship and Boat Building
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
Machine Shops
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Forging and Stamping
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing

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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