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Sheet Metal Worker Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for sheet metal workers in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of sheet metal workers among Kentucky metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,550
25th Percentile Wage
$33,870
50th Percentile Wage
$42,950
75th Percentile Wage
$51,050
90th Percentile Wage
$60,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sheet metal workers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $60,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $42,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,550.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of sheet metal workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$42,950
-0.19% 7.59%
2016
$43,030
7.76% -
2015
$39,690
3.88% -
2014
$38,150
-4.30% -
2013
$39,790
0.25% -
2012
$39,690
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of sheet metal workers in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of sheet metal workers in state of Kentucky ranges from $20,380 to $59,590. The highest paying area for sheet metal workers in Kentucky is Evansville with a median annual salary of $59,590. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $56,210). The lowest paying area is Elizabethtown with a median annual salary of $20,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Evansville
$59,590
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$56,210
Owensboro
$49,790
Louisville-Jefferson County
$46,280
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$45,740
Lexington-Fayette
$43,700
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$35,420
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$35,010
Bowling Green
$34,730
Elizabethtown
$20,380




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