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Sheet Metal Mechanic - Federal Salaries of 2022

Pay Rates for "Sheet Metal Mechanic"

How much does a Sheet Metal Mechanic in the federal government get paid? $76,363.85* *Based on the 2022 average.

Sheet Metal Mechanic was the 362nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 131 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2022, the U.S. Coast Guard hired the most employees titled Sheet Metal Mechanic, with an average salary of $75,541.

Government Sheet Metal Mechanic jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Sheet Metal Mechanic job is FWS-8, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-11. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation covers nonsupervisory jobs involved in the repair, fabrication, modification, and installation of sheet metal parts, items, and assemblies. Sheet metal mechanic work requires knowledge of the physical properties and working characteristics of sheet metal, knowledge of tools and equipment required in the sheet metal trade, and knowledge of shopmathematics and principles.

Agencies that have hired a Sheet Metal Mechanic

Sheet Metal Mechanic Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Sheet Metal Mechanic is $76,363.85. The highest paid Sheet Metal Mechanic made $140,672 in 2022.

Common Sheet Metal Mechanic Payscales

Payscale Number of Sheet Metal Mechanic Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 93
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 17
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 8
WE - Currency Manufacturing 6
KP - Government Printing Office Negotiated Rates For Engineering Journeypersons 4
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 1
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 1
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage System Not Otherwise Designated 1

Starting Paygrade: $10.68 to $28.58 / hour at paygrade FWS-8
Maximum Paygrade: $12.06 to $34.60 / hour at paygrade FWS-11
Occupation Family: METAL WORK FAMILY

Other Jobs at the FWS-8 Paygrade

FWS-8 is the starting paygrade for Sheet Metal Mechanic jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-8 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Water Treatment Plant OperatingFWS-7FWS-9
Boiler Plant OperatingFWS-8FWS-10
Bindery WorkingFWS-5FWS-9
Electrical Equipment RepairingFWS-7FWS-10

Average Sheet Metal Mechanic Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022

In 2004, the average pay for a Sheet Metal Mechanic was $51,872. Since then, the average pay has increased to $76,364 in 2022.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 3806.

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