Information About Sheet Metal Workers

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Training

Sheet metal workers need long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Sheet metal workers
Training for Sheet Metal Workers
Percent
Less than High School 15.6
High School 49.8
Some College 23.6
Associates Degree 6.8
Bachelors Degree 3.5
Masters Degree 0.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.1

Employment

Represents about 170,000 people in the United States- 5.2% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 11,000 more sheet metal workers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 51,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, sheet metal workers make $22.37 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Sheet metal workers $12.30 $15.50 $20.50 $27.60 $35.70
Construction and extraction occupations $11.00 $14.20 $19.10 $26.90 $35.30
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, sheet metal workers make $46,530 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Sheet metal workers $25,580 $32,250 $42,730 $57,470 $74,350
Construction and extraction occupations $23,050 $29,720 $39,820 $56,130 $73,530
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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