Reinforcing Iron or Rebar Worker Salary
Men make up the majority of Reinforcing Iron or Rebar Workers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $17.65 per hour. Although more than half have medical coverage and nearly two in five have dental coverage, more than two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Reinforcing Iron or Rebar Workers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Reinforcing Iron or Rebar Worker
Rebar workers position bars made of iron, steel, and other metals into concrete in order to reinforce structures. These workers use a variety of hand and power tools, such as blow torches and bending machines, and this job is highly physical in nature. Rebar workers must be able to pull, push, kneel, climb, lift heavy items, and occasionally work at heights, and the ability to stand and walk for long periods of time is also important.Read More...
Rebar workers must cut and weld rods into the necessary lengths and shapes, and close attention to detail is essential for accuracy in this position. They must be able to read blueprints, models, sketches, and other instructions to determine how many rods are needed, how they should be cut, and where they should be positioned, fastened, and spaced. Good manual dexterity is also important.
Rebar workers may also operate and maintain concrete and plaster pumps and air compressors, and all tools and machinery should be used in a safe manner which adheres to all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and codes. They often work outdoors, as well, so they may occasionally be exposed to unpleasant weather such as rain or extreme heat. Some positions are entry-level while others require experience, which can be obtained from prior employment or apprenticeships, and a high school diploma is often a minimum requirement.
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Pay by Experience Level for Reinforcing Iron or Rebar Worker
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Reinforcing Iron or Rebar Workers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $36K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $44K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $47K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $56K.
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