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Sheet Metal Workers
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or $25.69 hourly
as of 2021
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (62)
Social Perceptiveness (40)
Assisting and Caring for Others (40)
not very important
How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Sheet Metal Workers' job openings is expected to decline by -0.8% by 2031
'Sheet Metal Workers' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Sheet Metal Workers' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Sheet Metal Workers' was $53,440, or $25.69 hourly
'Sheet Metal Workers' are paid 16.8% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as sheet metal workers?
As of 2021 there were 122,630 people employed as Sheet Metal Workers within the United States.
This represents around 0.09% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Sheet Metal Workers.
Fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms using hammer; operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts; or inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces. Includes sheet metal duct installers who install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air conditioning, or other purposes.
SOC Code: 47-2211.00
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