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Average Sheet Metal Worker Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$25.66
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AU$712
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The average hourly pay for a Sheet Metal Worker in Australia is AU$25.66.
10%
A$19.83
MEDIAN
A$25.66
90%
A$34.76
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AU$20 - AU$35
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AU$101 - AU$4,257
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What Do Sheet Metal Workers Do?

Sheet Metal Worker Tasks
  • 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.
  • Manufacture small parts and components for use in final pieces.
  • Inspect, troubleshoot, and repair metal systems like locomotives, airplanes, and generators.

Career Paths

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Sheet Metal Worker
Sheet Metal Supervisor
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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What Are Popular Skills for Sheet Metal Workers?

Skills in Manufacturing Fabrication, Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding and Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Machine Operation and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sheet Metal Workers?

An entry-level Sheet Metal Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$22.00 based on 8 salaries. An early career Sheet Metal Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.71 based on 89 salaries. A mid-career Sheet Metal Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$25.68 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Sheet Metal Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$29.73 based on 81 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$29.
Employees with Sheet Metal Worker in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 15.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (7.5% more) and Gold Coast, Queensland (1.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Newcastle, New South Wales (3.5% less), Melbourne, Victoria (2.3% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (1.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 362 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.2%
Early Career
24.6%
Mid Career
29.0%
Experienced
22.4%
Late Career
21.8%

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