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How Much Does a Sheet Metal Mechanic Earn In The United States?

Sheet Metal Mechanic Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$41,000
$30,000
$41,000
$55,000
Sheet metal mechanics in the United States make an average salary of $41,626 per year or $20.01 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level sheet metal mechanic salary is roughly $30,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $55,000. If you like following the crowd, construction and manufacturing companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out technology, manufacturing, and construction companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Maine, New Jersey, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, and Washington provide the highest sheet metal mechanic salaries.
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Where Sheet Metal Mechanics Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where sheet metal mechanics earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Sheet Metal Mechanics Earn In Different Cities?

While a sheet metal mechanic can average a salary of $41,626 per year, or $20.01 per hour, there are many opportunities for sheet metal mechanics to make more. For example, in Washington, DC you might make $57,942 per year. Other high-paying locations include East Orange, NJ, Lancaster, PA and Dover, DE. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Washington, DC where the average starting salary is $37,000. The highest paying states for sheet metal mechanics include Maine, New Jersey and Hawaii. Meanwhile, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. Washington, DC
$57,942
Avg. Salary
$28k
$72k
2. East Orange, NJ
$55,511
Avg. Salary
$28k
$72k
3. Lancaster, PA
$53,255
Avg. Salary
$28k
$72k
4. Dover, DE
$52,988
Avg. Salary
$28k
$72k
5. New Haven, CT
$52,648
Avg. Salary
$28k
$72k
6. New York, NY
$52,596
Avg. Salary
$28k
$72k

High Paying Sheet Metal Mechanic Jobs

Which Companies Pay Sheet Metal Mechanics The Most?

To earn a high income as a sheet metal mechanic, working for Belcan or Hubbell might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like GALLO and CyberCoders report highly competitive wages for sheet metal mechanics.
Company
Avg. Salary
$33k
$70k
Avg. Salary
$33k
$70k
Avg. Salary
$33k
$70k
Avg. Salary
$33k
$70k
Avg. Salary
$33k
$70k
Avg. Salary
$33k
$70k

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Sheet Metal Mechanic Salary History

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    How Much Do Sheet Metal Mechanics Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a sheet metal mechanic can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for sheet metal mechanics tend to be found in technology, manufacturing, and construction companies. In fact, sheet metal mechanics can make a yearly salary of $69,796 while working for technology companies.
    1. Technology
    $69,796
    Avg. Salary
    $37k
    $80k
    2. Manufacturing
    $53,934
    Avg. Salary
    $37k
    $80k
    3. Construction
    $48,120
    Avg. Salary
    $37k
    $80k
    4. Government
    $41,428
    Avg. Salary
    $37k
    $80k

    How Experience Affects Sheet Metal Mechanic Salaries

    The salary for a sheet metal mechanic can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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