Average Sheet Metal Mechanic Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Sheet Metal Mechanic is $21.68.
MEDIAN $21.68
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $32
$197 - $2,027
Profit Sharing
$350 - $25,000
Total Pay
$32,165 - $73,725

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Job Description for Sheet Metal Mechanic

Sheet Metal Mechanic Tasks
  • Assemble and install sheet metal pieces using power tools.
  • Test final product to ensure readiness.
  • Correct distortions and flaws in manufacturing by straightening and fitting.
  • Read and understand blueprints to place sheet metal at correct locations.

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Career Paths

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Sheet Metal Mechanic
Sheet Metal Worker
Sheet Metal Supervisor
Maintenance Mechanic
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Popular Skills for Sheet Metal Mechanic

Skills in Welding and Commercial are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include HVAC System Design, Manufacturing Fabrication and Blueprints.

Pay by Experience Level for Sheet Metal Mechanic

An entry-level Sheet Metal Mechanic with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.84 based on 11 salaries. An early career Sheet Metal Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.58 based on 167 salaries. A mid-career Sheet Metal Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.76 based on 199 salaries. An experienced Sheet Metal Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.02 based on 265 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with Sheet Metal Mechanic in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 48.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (16.6% less), Wichita, Kansas (12.4% less) and Dallas, Texas (5.9% less).

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