A Sheet Metal Worker earns an average wage of $20.14 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are AutoCAD and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding.
Sheet Metal Worker Total Pay (?
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$24,951 - $91,916
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51K
79K
92K
MEDIAN: $50,537
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Sheet Metal Worker Total Pay (?
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$11.22 - $39.46
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$24,951 - $91,916  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $971  
Profit Sharing
$590 - $2,442  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,743 - $84,344  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 430
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$11.22 - $39.46  
   
Overtime
$15.77 - $59.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $971  
   
Profit Sharing
$590 - $2,442  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,743 - $84,344  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 430
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Job Description for Sheet Metal Worker
The job of a sheet metal worker is a skilled trade position. This type of job requires an individual who can demonstrate the ability to construct various sheet metal objects to be used in residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Sheet metal is typically required in the construction of air conditioning and heating duct systems, siding, rain gutters, ventilation, metal roofing, automobiles, airplanes, locomotives, generators and numerous other projects. Sheet metal workers use a variety of hand and power tools to perform their jobs including lathes, torches, crimping machines, shears, punches, forming presses, hammers, grinders, breaks, edging machines, and drills in order to cut, smooth, and manipulate the metal into required shapes and pieces. Fastening sheet metal requires the use of solder, screws, bolts, and rivets. In addition, workers are often expected to be able to weld various types of metals.
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Sheet Metal Worker Tasks
  • Manufacture small parts and components for use in final pieces.
  • Inspect, troubleshoot, and repair metal systems like locomotives, airplanes, and generators.
  • Use torches, drills, lathes, or other equipment to cut, shape, smooth, and bend metal to meet specifications.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, templates, schematics, and other drawings to correctly create products.
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Pay by Experience Level for Sheet Metal Worker
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
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Milwaukee
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$45,000
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Experience Affects Sheet Metal Worker Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$45,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Sheet Metal Worker Salaries

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Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 14%
National Average
$45,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 28%
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