The average pay for an Ironworker is $22.32 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Blueprints, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), and rigging.
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$39,418 - $87,266
$39K
$59K
$87K
MEDIAN: $58,555
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50%
90%

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$15.04 - $35.95
$15
$22
$36
MEDIAN: $22.32
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,418 - $87,266  
   
Bonus
$412.17 - $19,392  
Profit Sharing
$7,200  
Total Pay (?
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$33,400 - $87,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.04 - $35.95  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.63  
Overtime
$21.28 - $55.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$412.17 - $19,392  
   
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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$33,400 - $87,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 453

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Key Stats for Ironworker

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Ironworker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%



National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Ironworker Salaries

Blueprints
up arrow 16%


rigging
up arrow 10%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
up arrow 10%

IRONWORKER
up arrow 1%

rigger
up arrow 1%

Connecting
up arrow 1%

Welding
0%

National Average
$53,000

Welder
up arrow 4%

Arc Welding
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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