Sheet Metal Worker Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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.

Average Annual Salary of Sheet Metal Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,420
25th Percentile Wage
$28,840
50th Percentile Wage
$35,870
75th Percentile Wage
$48,480
90th Percentile Wage
$68,300

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 $68,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid sheet metal workers is $25,420.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$35,870
-6.05% -7.58%
2016
$38,040
-0.81% -
2015
$38,350
-1.20% -
2014
$38,810
6.36% -
2013
$36,340
-6.19% -
2012
$38,590
- -

Compare Sheet Metal Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of sheet metal workers in eleven 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 professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $81,730. 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
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$81,730
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$45,610
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$45,610
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$42,970
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers
$39,390
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$37,770
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$35,210
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$34,640
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$34,610
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$34,310
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$29,460

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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