Average Salary for United States Steel Corporation Employees

The median income for United States Steel Corporation employees is $64K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for United States Steel Corporation employees is your city, though how long you've been working and your role at the company play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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United States Steel Corporation typically pays:
above market

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Employer: United States Steel Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Buyer (3)
$37,861 - $78,326  
[-]Buyer (3)
Salary$40,574 - $74,077  
Bonus$385.58 - $6,491  
Total Pay$37,861 - $78,326  
[+]ERP Analyst (3)
$44,051 - $78,789  
[+]ERP Analyst (3)
Salary$45,862 - $74,512  
Bonus$509 - $8,471  
Total Pay$44,051 - $78,789  
[+]Operations Manager (3)
$45,397 - $108,717  
[+]Operations Manager (3)
Salary$45,200 - $98,535  
Total Pay$45,397 - $108,717  
[+]Labor Relations Representative (3)
$40,661 - $82,713  
[+]Labor Relations Representative (3)
Salary$42,788 - $82,484  
Bonus$431.39 - $8,387  
Total Pay$40,661 - $82,713  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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About This Company

US Steel Corporation

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Median pay is highest in Detroit ($108K per year), followed by Lone Star (approximately $65K), Gary (around $62K), and Pittsburgh ($62K). Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Michigan, where they average to about $108K annually.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $57K. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average salaries of around $66K. The largest slice of the United States Steel Corporation workforce (30 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns approximately $72K per year.


Typically, Operations Managers are the best paid with salaries hovering at about $74K; Heavy Industrial Quality Assurance Engineers, Internal Auditors, and Buyers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $67K, $65K, and $61K, respectively. At $56K, Labor Relations Representatives are among the lowest paid at United States Steel Corporation.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to around $126K for Licensed Lawyers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Master Electricians also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $90K annually. The best paid folks at United States Steel Corporation have a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science & Engineering, earning $63K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Employee Relations; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $117K. Data Analysis also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to a seventh of employees surveyed report using it at work. Three more common skills are Operations Management, Leadership, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at United States Steel Corporation can sometimes lack paid time off; two-fifths of workers get paid vacation days, and 28 percent receive paid sick leave. A strong majority of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that United States Steel Corporation sponsors. The vast majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for most workers also include dental insurance. Other privileges include life insurance, a company cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for United States Steel Corporation


19 %
81 %
$57,134 - $68,986
$48,000 - $75,059
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

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