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Sheet Metal Worker Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,410
25th Percentile Wage
$38,770
50th Percentile Wage
$49,200
75th Percentile Wage
$65,420
90th Percentile Wage
$78,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for sheet metal workers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,410.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.14
25th Percentile Wage
$18.64
50th Percentile Wage
$23.65
75th Percentile Wage
$31.45
90th Percentile Wage
$37.88

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for sheet metal workers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $37.88. The median hourly salary is $23.65. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.14.

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
201649,200-0.22%2.34%
201549,310-3.57%-
201451,070-0.18%-
201351,1606.08%-
201248,050--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of sheet metal workers in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of sheet metal workers in state of Wisconsin ranges from $32,150 to $84,820. The highest paying area for sheet metal workers in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $84,820. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $73,070). The lowest paying area is Janesville with a median annual salary of $32,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$84,820
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$73,070
Racine
$68,060
Wausau
$63,960
Duluth
$61,400
Appleton
$58,180
Eau Claire
$57,850
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$50,280
Oshkosh-Neenah
$47,040
Green Bay
$45,800
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$43,610
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$42,570
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$41,890
Madison
$39,880
La Crosse
$38,510
Janesville
$32,150


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