SOC Code 47-2211 - Sheet Metal Workers

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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 - Sheet Metal Workers is a a final level code of the “Construction and Extraction Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 131,300 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $26.19 and average Annual Wage of $54,480.


Occupation Examples

  • Air Conditioning Sheet Metal Installer
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Sheet Metal Installer
  • Sheet Metal Duct Installer
  • Sheet Metal Fabricator
  • Sheet Metal Former
  • Sheet Metal Installer
  • Sheet Metal Layout Mechanic
  • Sheet Metal Layout Worker
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Tinsmith

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