Salaries

Salary for Sheet Metal Workers

Also known as:  Air Conditioning Sheet Metal Installer, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Sheet Metal Installer, Sheet Metal Duct Installer, Sheet Metal Fabricator, Sheet Metal Former, Sheet Metal Installer, Sheet Metal Layout Mechanic, Sheet Metal Layout Worker, Sheet Metal Worker, Tinsmith

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These employees are involved in sheet metal production, design, and distribution play an important part in the production supply chain of advanced infrastructure, manufacturing, and technology industries. The work is strenuous as most sheet metal workers must lift heavy objects and stand or bend for long periods of time. To become a sheet metal worker, one must first earn his or her high school diploma or GED. Many sheet metal workers learn their trade through formal apprenticeship programs in construction work. Others learn informally on the job or in vocational school training programs.

A Sheet Metal Worker earns an average salary between 32000 to 48000 based on experience and talent. Sheet Metal Workers can expect a compensation of Forty Five Thousand Three Hundred dollars yearly.

Sheet Metal Workers have the highest average potential salary in Nevada, where they can receive job pay of about $64140. Employees with these jobs receive the highest compensation in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, where they get wages of $68740.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 16.72 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Sheet Metal Workers tend to make the most in the following industries
Health Care and Social Assistance $68,740
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $55,780
Public Administration $53,000
Educational Services $50,360
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $49,230
Transportation and Warehousing $47,420
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $35,680
Retail Trade $39,260
Wholesale Trade $40,100
Manufacturing $41,040
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $41,110
Construction $47,030