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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

47-2211 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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 11016$27.73/hr$19.07/hr$22.50/hr$25.65/hr$29.27/hr$41.97/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Construction1,630$34.00/hr
Manufacturing840$23.71/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services30N/A
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration60$46.84/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State 30$23.37/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 40$31.53/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 50$22.97/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 50$30.07/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 60$29.91/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 90$27.11/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 100$29.27/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 100$24.38/hr4.2%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 100$31.68/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 100$29.73/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 110$25.65/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 120$32.01/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 210$29.91/hr2.8%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 240$31.07/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 260$28.02/hr2.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,820$29.55/hr4.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,970$29.55/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,600$28.56/hr4.1%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Solar Photovoltaic Installers N/AN/AN/A
Carpenters 16,240$30.91/hr1.3%
Tile and Stone Setters 330$27.70/hr11.4%
Mechanical Door Repairers 710$24.22/hrN/A
Boilermakers 90$47.46/hr0.8%
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 2,800$23.66/hr8.4%
Machinists 11,720$29.59/hr6.9%
Rail Car Repairers 450$38.22/hr2.8%
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 150$23.91/hrN/A
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 10,100$39.43/hr4.7%


  • Fasten seams or joints together with welds, bolts, cement, rivets, solder, caulks, metal drive clips, or bonds to assemble components into products or to repair sheet metal items.
  • Fabricate ducts for high efficiency heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to maximize efficiency of systems.
  • Verify that heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are designed, installed, and calibrated in accordance with green certification standards, such as those of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
  • Perform sheet metal work necessary for solar panel installations.
  • Maintain equipment, making repairs or modifications when necessary.
  • Determine project requirements, such as scope, assembly sequences, or required methods or materials, using blueprints, drawings, or written or verbal instructions.
  • Select gauges or types of sheet metal or nonmetallic material, according to product specifications.
  • Inspect individual parts, assemblies, or installations, using measuring instruments, such as calipers, scales, or micrometers.
  • Determine project requirements, such as scope, assembly sequences, or required methods or materials, using blueprints, drawings, or written or verbal instructions.
  • Shape metal material over anvils, blocks, or other forms, using hand tools.