Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Ironworkers, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. Starting out, salaries are typically $45K, which grows to $53K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $60K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Ironworkers earning an average of $64K per year. Ironworkers with one to 10 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and more than 20 years.