Training Requirements for Sheet Metal Workers

Sheet metal workers need a high school diploma or equivalent and apprenticeship.

Degrees for Sheet metal workers
Percent
Less than High School 15.1
High School 46.8
Some College 26.0
Associates Degree 7.8
Bachelors Degree 3.8
Masters Degree 0.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.0

Employment Outlook for Sheet Metal Workers

This represents about 141,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 9,000 more sheet metal workers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 39,000 more.

Typical Income for Sheet Metal Workers

Hourly Income

On average,sheet metal workers make $24.56 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Sheet metal workers $12.81 $16.50 $22.57 $30.20 $41.03
Construction and extraction occupations $12.44 $15.68 $20.96 $29.17 $38.85
Construction trades workers $12.42 $15.53 $20.34 $28.31 $37.86
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, sheet metal workers make $51,080 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Sheet metal workers $26,640 $34,320 $46,940 $62,820 $85,340
Construction and extraction occupations $25,880 $32,610 $43,610 $60,670 $80,820
Construction trades workers $25,840 $32,290 $42,310 $58,890 $78,750
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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