The average pay for an Ironworker is $22.30 per hour. A skill in Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW) is associated with high pay for this job.
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$39,631 - $87,511
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$59K
$88K
MEDIAN: $58,958
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$15.02 - $35.79
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,631 - $87,511  
   
Bonus
$408.51 - $19,574  
Profit Sharing
$7,200  
Total Pay (?
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$33,098 - $87,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.02 - $35.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.63  
Overtime
$21.64 - $54.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$408.51 - $19,574  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,200  
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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$33,098 - $87,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 425

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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

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Key Stats for Ironworker

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Ironworker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%



National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Ironworker Salaries

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 28%

rigging
up arrow 10%


Blueprints
up arrow 9%

rigger
up arrow 1%

Welding
0%

IRONWORKER
0%

National Average
$53,000

Welder
up arrow 4%

Connecting
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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