A Sheet Metal Worker earns an average wage of $20.60 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are AutoCAD, autodesk autocad, and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.

$26,021 - $97,871
(Median)
$26K
$51K
$98K
MEDIAN: $51,457
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$12.44 - $39.00
(Median)
$12
$21
$39
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$26,021 - $97,871  
   
Bonus
$102.56 - $5,051  
Profit Sharing
$2,745  
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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$27,170 - $82,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.44 - $39.00  
   
Overtime
$17.00 - $50.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$102.56 - $5,051  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,745  
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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$27,170 - $82,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 684
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Job Description for Sheet Metal Worker

Sheet metal workers generally install ducts for air conditioning, fans, heating, and ventilation. Some may work in a factory environment in order to cut and create items made of sheet metal or test produced systems and components, while others service and repair existing sheet metal components and ensure that they run smoothly so existing systems can be better preserved.

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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.

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Experience Affects Sheet Metal Worker Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Sheet Metal Worker Salaries

up arrow 24%




HVAC System Design
up arrow 5%

Plasma Cutting
0%

National Average
$47,000

Welding
up arrow 2%

CNC/NC
up arrow 6%

Machine Operation
up arrow 20%

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 22%

HVAC
up arrow 28%

Blueprints
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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