Sheet Metal Worker Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for sheet metal workers in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of sheet metal workers among Iowa areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Sheet Metal Workers in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,520
25th Percentile Wage
$33,550
50th Percentile Wage
$43,970
75th Percentile Wage
$59,630
90th Percentile Wage
$72,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sheet metal workers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,520.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$13.23
25th Percentile Wage
$16.13
50th Percentile Wage
$21.14
75th Percentile Wage
$28.67
90th Percentile Wage
$34.78

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for sheet metal workers in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $34.78. The median hourly salary is $21.14. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $13.23.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of sheet metal workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201643,970-8.96%-12.21%
201547,910-1.02%-
201448,400-4.07%-
201350,3702.04%-
201249,340--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Sheet Metal Workers in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of sheet metal workers in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of sheet metal workers in state of Iowa ranges from $35,920 to $65,840. The highest paying area for sheet metal workers in Iowa is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $65,840. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $54,750). The lowest paying area is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$65,840
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$54,750
Dubuque
$53,660
Iowa City
$44,610
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$44,540
Cedar Rapids
$41,980
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$37,630
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$36,220
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$35,920


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