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Sheet Metal Worker Salary

A Sheet Metal Worker earns an average wage of $20.56 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are AutoCAD and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding.
$27,369 - $87,947
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$11.86 - $39.97
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$27,369 - $87,947  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $984  
Profit Sharing
$1,081 - $2,035  
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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$25,671 - $84,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $39.97  
   
Overtime
$15.48 - $59.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $984  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,081 - $2,035  
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).
)
$25,671 - $84,410  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 416
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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.

Common Career Paths for Sheet Metal Worker


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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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Sheet Metal Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Sheet Metal Worker Salaries

AutoCAD
up arrow 19%

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
up arrow 13%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 2%

National Average
$45,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 28%