Highest Paying Industries for Sheet Metal Workers

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Masonry Contractors40.6684580
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals3572800
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers34.1871090
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)31.6665860
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)31.6665860
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)31.6265770
Local government, including schools and hospitals28.4859230
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals28.2658790
Rail Transportation27.8457910
State government, including schools and hospitals27.7957790
Educational Services, Local government owned27.6457480
Food Manufacturing27.5257240
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)27.0756300
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned27.0756300
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing26.9756100
Federal, State, and Local Government26.5255150
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service26.5255150
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service26.5155150
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction26.3954900
Federal Executive Branch26.2654620
Federal government, including the US Postal Service26.2654620
Transportation and Warehousing26.0954280
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing25.8253710
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors25.6453340
Chemical Manufacturing25.5953230
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)25.5653160
Building Equipment Contractors25.452830
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services25.2652550
Machine Shops25.152200
Educational Services, State government owned25.0552110
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned25.0552110
Engineering Services25.0452080
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)24.9551900
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers24.9451870
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services24.8651700
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing24.5651080
Specialty Trade Contractors24.5351010
Educational Services, Privately owned24.4650870
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned24.4650870
Construction24.3850710
Utility System Construction24.0149940
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing23.9449800
All industries23.4248700
All industries, private ownership only23.2348330
Building Finishing Contractors23.1148060
Drywall and Insulation Contractors22.847430
Nonresidential Building Construction22.7847370
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction22.7147240
Ship and Boat Building22.6547110
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance22.5146820
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing22.4446660
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)22.3146400
Repair and Maintenance22.3146400
Support Activities for Air Transportation22.346380
Other Building Equipment Contractors22.1546070
Roofing Contractors21.9345610
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing21.9245600
Construction of Buildings21.6545040
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods21.644920
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing21.5444800
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors21.4444600
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing21.3444380
Wholesale Trade21.344310
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing20.843260
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing20.7543160
Manufacturing20.6742990
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing20.5642760
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing20.2942200
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing20.2942200
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing19.7541080
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing19.740970
Miscellaneous Manufacturing19.5640680
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing19.4740490
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing19.4640480
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing19.3940330
Machinery Manufacturing19.3140160
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing19.2440010
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities19.0939720
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers19.0639650
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services19.0639650
Administrative and Support Services19.0339590
Other Specialty Trade Contractors19.0239560
Employment Services19.0139530
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing18.7539000
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing18.5838640
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing18.4338330
Plastics Product Manufacturing18.3838230
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing18.2137870
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing17.9337290
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers17.9137250
Forging and Stamping17.8937220
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing17.7436910
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers17.1835730
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers16.434100
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers16.2233740
Primary Metal Manufacturing15.0531290
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing14.5330230
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing13.728500

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