Sheet Metal Mechanic Salary

Male Sheet Metal Mechanics number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $21.48 per hour in the United States. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over one in five lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$23,059 - $74,378
$23K
$42K
$74K
MEDIAN: $41,986
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$14.96 - $32.00
$15
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $21.32
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$0$74K
Salary $23,059 - $74,378
Bonus $250.00 - $3,000
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$31,531 - $74,700
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $14.96 - $32.00
Overtime $21.74 - $48.72
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $250.00 - $3,000
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$31,531 - $74,700
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 464

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Job Description for Sheet Metal Mechanic

A sheet metal mechanic assembles, repairs, and disassembles sheet metal in various applications, such as structural and transportation. Sheet metal mechanics are also needed for the aviation and shipping industry. Another thing that sheet metal mechanics deal with is applications related to HVAC, such as ducts and ventilation. In these positions, the sheet metal mechanic may also have to have experience and certification in HVAC applications. In other positions, the sheet metal mechanic may also be in charge of inspecting structures, ships, and airplanes for damage, and the mechanic will then make an evaluation as to what needs to be replaced or repaired. Other positions involve building and improving homes, such as installing rain gutters and furnace casing. Some positions may involve manipulating other materials like plastic.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Sheet Metal Mechanic


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Sheet Metal Mechanics may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Sheet Metal Supervisor. Sheet Metal Supervisors on average make about as much as Sheet Metal Mechanics do. A lot of Sheet Metal Mechanics advance their careers by becoming Sheet Metal Workers and Heating, AC, or Refrigeration Mechanics. However, those positions offer $1K less and $9K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Sheet Metal Mechanic


Sheet Metal Mechanics note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Blueprints, Welding, Metal Inert Gas Welding, and Manufacturing Fabrication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include HVAC System Design, Manufacturing Fabrication, and Metal Inert Gas Welding. Most people experienced in Blueprints also know Welding and HVAC System Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Sheet Metal Mechanic

Pay by Experience for a Sheet Metal Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Sheet Metal Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 119 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sheet Metal Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 130 salaries. An experienced Sheet Metal Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 169 salaries. A Sheet Metal Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 143 salaries.

Sheet Metal Mechanic Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sheet Metal Mechanic?

Sheet Metal Mechanic in San Antonio:
"Good."
Pros: There is always work even on the winter.
Cons: When there is no work there is no work so no money is coming in.

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Key Stats for Sheet Metal Mechanic

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Sheet Metal Mechanic Salaries

▲14%

▲7%

National Average
$47,000

▼1%

▼22%

Skills That Affect Sheet Metal Mechanic Salaries

▼0%

National Average
$47,000

▼1%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼7%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 24%
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