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Sheet Metal Worker Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

Average Annual Salary of Sheet Metal Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,060
25th Percentile Wage
$47,470
50th Percentile Wage
$57,690
75th Percentile Wage
$64,900
90th Percentile Wage
$77,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sheet metal workers in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing. 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 $77,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid sheet metal workers is $35,060.

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 transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201657,6901.73%11.79%
201556,6902.50%-
201455,2705.50%-
201352,2302.57%-
201250,890--

Compare Sheet Metal Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Transportation and Warehousing Sector

The average salaries of sheet metal workers in four industries in the transportation and warehousing 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 rail transportation industry with an annual salary $60,840. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for air transportation industry (annual salary $44,810). For detailed sheet metal worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Rail Transportation
$60,840
Rail Transportation
$60,840
Support Activities for Transportation
$44,810
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$44,810

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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