The average hourly pay for a Sheet Metal Mechanic is $21.68.
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$197 - $2,027
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$32,165 - $73,725
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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…Read more
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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Popular Skills for Sheet Metal Mechanic
Avg. Hourly Rate
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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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