Metal worker earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Metal worker salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alabama $30,550
Arkansas $33,870
Arizona $30,850
California $32,420
Colorado $26,280
Connecticut $32,360
Delaware $39,890
Florida $30,110
Georgia $31,740
Hawaii $44,140
Iowa $30,650
Idaho $32,180
Illinois $34,000
Indiana $31,680
Kansas $32,097
Kentucky $33,290
Louisiana $25,560
Massachusetts $34,870
Maryland $41,920
Maine $38,730
Michigan $30,310
Minnesota $35,880
Missouri $29,990
Mississippi $31,150
Montana $28,800
North Carolina $30,570
North Dakota $30,730
Nebraska $32,170
New Hampshire $33,720
New Jersey $33,640
New Mexico $27,460
Nevada $34,670
New York $29,420
Ohio $29,850
Oklahoma $28,450
Oregon $33,840
Pennsylvania $31,660
Puerto Rico $20,240
Rhode Island $26,750
South Carolina $31,810
South Dakota $31,000
Tennessee $32,330
Texas $27,960
Utah $36,500
Virginia $38,210
Vermont $30,670
Washington $35,350
Wisconsin $33,070
West Virginia $31,710
Wyoming $37,200

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 welders but more than sewing machine operators.

Career Median Salary
Welder salary $38K
Log grader salary $37K
Quarry rock splitter salary $36K
Fork lift operator salary $35K
Molding and casting worker salary $34K
Metal worker salary $33K
Hand polishing worker salary $31K
Dyeing machine operator salary $29K
Machine feeder salary $29K
Sewing machine operator salary $26K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)