Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Sheet Metal Workers (47-2211)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 353 370 4.82 11 28 41
United States 143000 154400 0.0 4400 11700 17300
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 26.60 14.64 18.26 24.70 32.39 42.05
Alaska 38.73 16.66 18.47 28.34 59.22 79.93
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 23.35 16.22 17.39 19.34 30.14 36.19
Fairbanks North Star Borough 63.89 22.93 37.34 70.54 80.65 95.86

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.