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. (SOC Code: 47-2211)

Average wage in the State of Hawaii (2022)*:
$81,630 / per year

Typical Entry -Level Education**:
High school diploma or equivalent

On-the-job Training**:

Work Environment**:
Sheet metal workers often lift heavy materials and stand for long periods of time. Those who install sheet metal must often bend, climb, and squat. Most work full time.

How to Become a Sheet Metal Worker**:
Sheet metal workers employed in construction typically learn their trade through an apprenticeship. Those employed in manufacturing typically learn on the job or at a technical school.

* State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism “Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics” Data (2022) (

** Information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (