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Sheet Metal Worker Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for sheet metal workers in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of sheet metal workers among Louisiana cities 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 Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,430
25th Percentile Wage
$30,910
50th Percentile Wage
$38,640
75th Percentile Wage
$52,190
90th Percentile Wage
$60,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sheet metal workers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $60,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,430.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.75
25th Percentile Wage
$14.86
50th Percentile Wage
$18.57
75th Percentile Wage
$25.09
90th Percentile Wage
$29.23

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for sheet metal workers in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.23. The median hourly salary is $18.57. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.75.

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
201638,640-1.99%-5.41%
201539,4101.37%-
201438,870-3.60%-
201340,270-1.14%-
201240,730--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of sheet metal workers in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of sheet metal workers in state of Louisiana ranges from $17,950 to $56,230. The highest paying area for sheet metal workers in Louisiana is Shreveport-Bossier City with a median annual salary of $56,230. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Lake Charles (mean annual salary $42,150). The lowest paying area is Alexandria with a median annual salary of $17,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Shreveport-Bossier City
$56,230
Lake Charles
$42,150
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$41,410
Monroe
$39,830
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$39,740
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$39,140
Baton Rouge
$38,340
Lafayette
$28,600
Alexandria
$17,950


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