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; inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces. Include sheet metal duct installers who install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air conditioning, or other purposes.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Plumbing, Heating, Air-Conditioning
  2. Roofing, Siding, And Sheet Metal Work
  3. Fabricated Structural Metal Products
  4. General Industrial Machinery

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 4,780 20.46 11.90 24.74 42,560 24,760 51,460
Joplin MSA 80 12.05 9.30 13.42 25,060 19,340 27,920
Columbia MSA 120 17.93 12.79 20.50 37,290 26,600 42,640
St Joseph MSA 100 24.38 16.04 28.55 50,710 33,350 59,390
Springfield MSA 490 16.67 10.73 19.64 34,670 22,330 40,850
St Louis MSA 2,270 22.10 12.50 26.91 45,970 25,990 55,970
Kansas City* 960 22.00 13.78 26.11 45,769 28,670 54,318
Central Region* 480 17.76 11.55 20.86 36,935 24,016 43,394
Northwest Region* 140 21.36 12.48 25.80 44,433 25,966 53,667
Ozark Region* 600 16.66 10.17 19.90 34,649 21,160 41,393
South Central Region* 20 10.03 8.47 10.81 20,861 17,619 22,481
Southeast Region* 150 25.03 14.09 30.50 52,067 29,310 63,445
Southwest Region* 90 12.10 9.35 13.47 25,163 19,458 28,015
St. Charles* 250 21.69 13.35 25.87 45,124 27,774 53,800
St. Louis City* 470 24.44 16.79 28.27 50,841 34,930 58,796
St. Louis County* 1,250 21.42 13.01 25.62 44,550 27,064 53,293
West Central Region* 110 17.63 10.47 21.20 36,660 21,788 44,097
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 30 15.31 12.52 16.71 31,851 26,039 34,758

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 4,940 6,390 1,450 29.35 246 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 2,380 2,890 510 21.43 100 Outstanding
St Louis MSA 1,810 2,360 550 30.39 92 Outstanding
Central Region* 400 510 110 27.50 18 Great
Northwest Region* 140 180 40 28.57 3 Good
Ozark Region* 580 760 180 31.03 30 Outstanding
Southeast Region* 230 280 50 21.74 10 Good
Southwest Region* 190 240 50 26.32 9 Outstanding
West Central Region* 170 210 40 23.53 7 Great

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months)
or training in one of the following
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking