Average Sheet Metal Worker Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Sheet Metal Worker is $21.18.
MEDIAN $21.18
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $40
$194 - $4,817
Profit Sharing
$489 - $7,149
Total Pay
$28,471 - $85,363

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Job Description for Sheet Metal Worker

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.

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Popular Skills for Sheet Metal Worker

Skills in Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding, Plasma Cutting, HVAC System Design, Welding and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Sheet Metal Worker

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 $14.36 based on 181 salaries. An early career Sheet Metal Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.27 based on 538 salaries. A mid-career Sheet Metal Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.20 based on 362 salaries. An experienced Sheet Metal Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.23 based on 405 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $29.
Employees with Sheet Metal Worker in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 42.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (29.8% more) and Seattle, Washington (21.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (14.3% less) and Portland, Oregon (1.6% less).

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