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Average Sheet Metal Worker Hourly Pay

$21.80
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$993
Bonus
$1,974
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The average hourly pay for a Sheet Metal Worker is $21.80.
10%
$13.54
MEDIAN
$21.80
90%
$40.45
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $40
Bonus
$198 - $4,956
Profit Sharing
$199 - $5,236
Total Pay
$29,109 - $86,497
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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.

Job Satisfaction for Sheet Metal Worker

4 out of 5
(183)
Highly Satisfied
30Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Sheet Metal Worker

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What Are Popular Skills for Sheet Metal Workers?

Skills in HVAC System Design, Welding and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Plasma Cutting and Manufacturing Fabrication.

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 $14.79 based on 43 salaries. An early career Sheet Metal Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.16 based on 393 salaries. A mid-career Sheet Metal Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.68 based on 225 salaries. An experienced Sheet Metal Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.18 based on 256 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Employees with Sheet Metal Worker in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 54.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (12.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (12.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (6.4% less) and Portland, Oregon (5.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,176 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.7%
Early Career
33.4%
Mid Career
19.1%
Experienced
21.8%
Late Career
22.0%