Sheet Metal Workers
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Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.
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Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 49% chance of automation.
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The number of 'Sheet Metal Workers' job openings is expected to decline 0.8% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due 09-2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Sheet Metal Workers' was $55,350, or $26 per hour
'Sheet Metal Workers' were paid 19.5% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
As of 2022 there were 120,810 people employed as 'Sheet Metal Workers' within the United States.
This represents around 0.08% 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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