Sheet metal workers

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2019 Workforce
139k
Average Age
40.8
Estimated Job Growth
1.31%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$49,553
Average Male Salary
$50,280
Average Female Salary
$36,765

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Sheet metal workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Sheet metal workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Sheet metal workers, by average wage, is Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing . Sheet metal workers are paid most in Wichita City (Northeast) PUMA, KS but are relatively concentrated in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$49,553
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,391

In 2019, Sheet metal workers earned an average of $49,553, $5,971 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Structural metal fabricators & fitters make somewhat more than Sheet metal workers while Social workers, all other make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Sheet metal workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.287
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Sheet metal workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.287, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Sheet metal workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Sheet metal workers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Sheet metal workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Sheet metal workers, by number of employees, are Construction, Structural metals, & boiler, tank, & shipping container manufacturing , and Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified.

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Industries by Share

139k
2019 Workforce
± 9,142
20.2%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.13%

The number of people employed as Sheet metal workers has been growing at a rate of 20.2%, from 115,509 people in 2018 to 138,795 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Sheet metal workers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Sheet metal workers at  45.7%, followed by Structural metals, & boiler, tank, & shipping container manufacturing  with 12.2% and Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified with 3.93%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Sheet metal workers in the US. The average age of male Sheet metal workers in the workforce is 40.7 and of female Sheet metal workers is 41.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Sheet metal workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

131k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 8,893
7.47k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,121

94.6% of Sheet metal workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Sheet metal workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Sheet metal workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

70.2% of Sheet metal workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.5% of Sheet metal workers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Sheet metal workers.

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Age by Gender

40.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.898
41.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.48

The median age of Sheet metal workers is 40.8, and Male employees are generally 0.898 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Sheet metal workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Sheet metal workers is Social Sciences but a relatively high number of Sheet metal workers hold a major in Social Sciences.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Sheet metal workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Sheet metal workers need many skills, but most especially Mathematics, Coordination, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Sheet metal workers need more than the average amount of Installation, Equipment Maintenance, and Repairing.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Sheet Metal Workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Sheet Metal Workers are expected to see a growth of 1.31% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

1.31%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Sheet Metal Workers. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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