Ironworker Salary

The average pay for an Ironworker is $22.47 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Blueprints and rigging.
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$39,501 - $91,826
$40K
$59K
$92K
MEDIAN: $59,322
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50%
90%

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$15.06 - $36.07
$15
$22
$36
MEDIAN: $22.47
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,501 - $91,826  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $18,754  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,501 - $88,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.06 - $36.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.63  
Overtime
$21.14 - $53.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$484.79 - $18,754  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,501 - $88,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 440

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Job Description for Ironworker

Ironworkers are responsible for laying and fabricating the structural steel framework of pre-engineered metal buildings, stadiums, bridges, hospitals, towers, and single- and multi-story buildings, and also weld and cut steel, interpret blueprints, and work with concrete reinforcing steel bars. They are highly-skilled tradesmen/women who possess high technical and manual skills; most go through an apprenticeship program in addition to graduating from a trade school.

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Ironworker Tasks

  • Raise, place and unite iron or steel girders and columns.
  • Erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.
  • Form completed structures or structural frameworks.

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Pay by Experience Level for Ironworker

Pay by Experience for an Ironworker has a positive trend. An entry-level Ironworker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 225 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Ironworker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 132 salaries. An experienced Ironworker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 145 salaries. An Ironworker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 77 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,585

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Key Stats for Ironworker

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Ironworker Salaries

▲22%

▲13%

▲11%

National Average
$54,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Ironworker Salaries

Blueprints
▲15%

rigging
▲12%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▲9%


▲1%

IRONWORKER
▼0%

Connecting
▼0%

National Average
$54,000

rigger
▼1%

Welder
▼5%

Arc Welding
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 32%