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.
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
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|U.S. Coast Guard||72||$75,540.97|
|Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System||15||$77,444.53|
|Veterans Health Administration||13||$65,820.69|
|Bureau of Engraving and Printing||6||$100,165.17|
|Government Printing Office||4||$92,817.00|
|Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust)||3||$77,093.67|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||3||$78,352.33|
|Federal Emergency Management Agency||2||$57,069.00|
|Agricultural Research Service||2||$56,965.00|
|National Institute of Standards and Technology||2||$77,991.00|
|Department of Energy||2||$129,382.50|
|National Park Service||1||$66,325.00|
|Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service||1||$62,965.00|
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 Operating||FWS-7||FWS-9|
|Boiler Plant Operating||FWS-8||FWS-10|
|Electrical Equipment Repairing||FWS-7||FWS-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.
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