Sheet Metal Workers


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Sheet Metal Workers

Sheet Metal Workers - Wages & Trends

Apprentices usually start at about 40 percent of the rate paid to experienced workers. As apprentices acquire more skills, they receive pay increases.

Workers who belong to a union tend to earn higher wages than non-union workers. Wages also vary by employer and area of the country. In addition, the worker's level of skill, experience, and responsibility affect wages.

Sheet metal workers who work full time usually receive benefits. Typical benefits include sick leave, paid vacation, and health insurance.

Sheet metal workers (SOC 47-2211)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $21.11 $35.99 $45.03
Yearly $43,912 $74,861 $93,656
    Champaign Area Hourly $32.36 $37.07 $44.60
Yearly $67,316 $77,111 $92,766
    Cook County Hourly $20.99 $41.75 $47.05
Yearly $43,658 $86,841 $97,868
    Decatur Area Hourly $22.77 $30.63 $39.86
Yearly $47,359 $63,703 $82,906
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $20.60 $25.81 $32.35
Yearly $42,849 $53,685 $67,291
    Du Page County Hourly $35.89 $41.80 $45.89
Yearly $74,647 $86,942 $95,455
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $31.18 $35.17 $38.93
Yearly $64,851 $73,160 $80,967
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $21.43 $30.69 $45.71
Yearly $44,566 $63,829 $95,084
    Lake County Hourly $12.96 $14.11 $15.29
Yearly $26,964 $29,350 $31,796
    McHenry County Hourly $23.97 $40.62 $46.24
Yearly $49,858 $84,484 $96,186
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $30.59 $39.12 $45.95
Yearly $63,636 $81,367 $95,567
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $16.89 $23.03 $30.06
Yearly $35,134 $47,895 $62,524
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $30.34 $33.09 $36.07
Yearly $63,115 $68,835 $75,019
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $17.73 $24.52 $30.45
Yearly $36,883 $50,996 $63,337
    Rockford Area Hourly $20.26 $29.15 $45.41
Yearly $42,149 $60,627 $94,449
    Springfield Area Hourly $18.28 $33.37 $38.97
Yearly $38,014 $69,415 $81,064
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $15.12 $17.07 $18.97
Yearly $31,456 $35,505 $39,461
    Will County Hourly $40.72 $44.37 $47.73
Yearly $84,699 $92,287 $99,269
United States Hourly $17.80 $24.23 $32.10
Yearly $37,020 $50,400 $66,770

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.