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Sheet Metal Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of sheet metal workers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of sheet metal workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The sheet metal workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Sheet Metal Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,640
25th Percentile Wage
$34,320
50th Percentile Wage
$46,940
75th Percentile Wage
$62,820
90th Percentile Wage
$85,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sheet metal workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) sheet metal workers is $85,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,640. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 220% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201646,9402.54%7.78%
201545,7501.49%-
201445,0702.62%-
201343,8901.37%-
201243,290--

Table 2. Sheet Metal Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of sheet metal workers in 13 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for sheet metal workers occupations is the health care and social assistance sector with an annual salary $70,090. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $35,870).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Health Care and Social Assistance
$70,090
Educational Services
$58,760
Transportation and Warehousing
$57,690
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,520
Federal, State, and Local Government
$55,190
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$52,110
Mining
$50,080
Construction
$47,960
Manufacturing
$40,160
Wholesale Trade
$38,040
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$37,340
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$36,710
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$35,870

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Sheet Metal Workers by States

From the above tables we note that not only sheet metal workers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of sheet metal workers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $21,710 to $84,490. The highest paying state for sheet metal workers is Alaska with a median annual salary of $84,490. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $21,710. For more salary information of sheet metal workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$84,490
Illinois
$82,140
Hawaii
$70,270
Minnesota
$65,380
Massachusetts
$63,110
District of Columbia
$58,930
New York
$57,900
New Jersey
$56,900
West Virginia
$56,610
Delaware
$56,530
Washington
$55,990
California
$55,810
Missouri
$55,520
Connecticut
$54,240
Montana
$53,140
Pennsylvania
$52,690
Oklahoma
$51,300
Michigan
$50,510
Rhode Island
$50,000
Wisconsin
$49,200
New Hampshire
$48,720
North Dakota
$48,430
Maryland
$48,110
Oregon
$48,090
Ohio
$47,610
Maine
$47,010
Vermont
$46,660
Indiana
$46,220
Nebraska
$45,840
Virginia
$45,670
Utah
$45,590
Georgia
$44,720
Colorado
$44,330
Iowa
$43,970
Kansas
$43,680
Tennessee
$43,240
Arizona
$43,160
Kentucky
$43,030
Nevada
$42,130
Wyoming
$40,350
New Mexico
$38,960
Louisiana
$38,640
Florida
$37,440
Texas
$37,420
South Carolina
$37,120
Idaho
$36,850
Alabama
$36,470
Arkansas
$36,110
South Dakota
$35,840
Mississippi
$34,450
North Carolina
$34,010
Guam
$31,780
Puerto Rico
$21,710


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