Salary for Structural Iron and Steel Workers

Also known as:  Bridge Ironworker, Construction Ironworker, Iron Guardrail Installer, Metal Tank Erector, Ornamental Ironworker, Pre-Engineered Metal Building Ironworker, Precast Concrete Ironworker, Steel Fabricator, Steel Fitter, Structural Steel Erector

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These employees install steel or iron beams, columns or girders in order to form bridges, buildings and other structures. The work is unsafe as structural iron and steel workers use dangerous tools and are required to work in all kinds of weather conditions. To become a structural iron or steel worker, a high school diploma is usually required. Many employees learn their trade through an apprenticeship program, but it is not out of the ordinary to receive on-site job training. A rigging and/or welding certificate can be helpful for this job.

A Structural Iron or Steel Worker receives wages of somewhere between 32000 to 48000 depending on the level of experience. Structural Iron and Steel Workers will usually earn a pay level of Forty Eight Thousand Seven Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Structural Iron and Steel Workers can make the most money in New York, where they can earn normal pay levels of approximately $71030. These professionals have the best average pay in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they can get average pay of $57870.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 9.80 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Structural Iron and Steel Workers tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $57,870
Other Services (except Public Administration) $49,620
Construction $48,970
Manufacturing $47,410
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $45,480
Wholesale Trade $44,340
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $39,740
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $42,600
Wholesale Trade $44,340
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $45,480
Manufacturing $47,410
Construction $48,970
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