The salary statistics of sheet metal workers in the industry sector of wholesale trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare sheet metal worker salaries in different industries within the wholesale trade sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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 wholesale trade. 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 $68,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $38,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid sheet metal workers is $25,460.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of sheet metal workers in the industry sector of wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of sheet metal workers in five industries in the wholesale trade 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 lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $39,390. The lowest paying industry is the hardware, and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $29,460). For detailed sheet metal worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers|| |
|Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods|| |
|Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods|| |
|Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers|| |
|Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .