Metal worker earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Metal worker salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Maine $50,910
Montana $47,330
Hawaii $44,140
Nebraska $42,130
Massachusetts $38,590
Maryland $38,160
Washington $37,660
Illinois $37,460
Minnesota $37,460
Delaware $37,400
Oregon $37,400
North Dakota $37,360
Wyoming $37,330
Iowa $37,270
Indiana $37,270
Arizona $37,150
Wisconsin $37,120
Louisiana $36,930
Rhode Island $36,870
New Hampshire $36,840
Missouri $36,810
Pennsylvania $36,810
West Virginia $36,710
Utah $36,650
Colorado $36,590
Connecticut $36,590
Nevada $36,520
South Carolina $36,390
Kentucky $36,360
New York $36,360
Ohio $36,200
California $35,930
Georgia $35,660
Arkansas $34,710
New Jersey $33,490
Alabama $30,770
Tennessee $30,750
North Carolina $30,680
Michigan $30,630
Oklahoma $30,390
Florida $30,360
Virginia $30,300
Kansas $30,280
South Dakota $30,280
Texas $29,760
Vermont $29,610
Mississippi $29,570
New Mexico $29,420
Idaho $29,240
Puerto Rico $22,570

How do metal worker salaries compare to similar careers?

Metal workers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than drill press operators but more than sewing machine operators.

Career Median Salary
Drill press operator salary $39K
Quarry rock splitter salary $38K
Log grader salary $38K
Fork lift operator salary $38K
Molding and casting worker salary $38K
Metal worker salary $36K
Machine feeder salary $37K
Hand polishing worker salary $36K
Dyeing machine operator salary $30K
Sewing machine operator salary $30K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)