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Sheet Metal Worker Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,060
25th Percentile Wage
$26,530
50th Percentile Wage
$34,010
75th Percentile Wage
$41,950
90th Percentile Wage
$52,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sheet metal workers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $52,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,060.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.61
25th Percentile Wage
$12.76
50th Percentile Wage
$16.35
75th Percentile Wage
$20.17
90th Percentile Wage
$25.29

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for sheet metal workers in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $25.29. The median hourly salary is $16.35. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.61.

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. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201634,010-4.12%0.50%
201535,4102.17%-
201334,6402.31%-
201233,840--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of sheet metal workers in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of sheet metal workers in state of North Carolina ranges from $19,210 to $40,550. The highest paying area for sheet metal workers in North Carolina is Greensboro-High Point with a median annual salary of $40,550. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Jacksonville (mean annual salary $38,700). The lowest paying area is Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Greensboro-High Point
$40,550
Jacksonville
$38,700
Asheville
$38,540
Raleigh-Cary
$35,650
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$34,830
Durham-Chapel Hill
$34,280
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$33,040
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$32,870
Rocky Mount
$30,000
Wilmington
$29,860
Fayetteville
$29,590
Winston-Salem
$29,550
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$27,420
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$19,210


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