Structural Iron / Steel Worker Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Structural Steel Workers earn an average of $19.56 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although just over a half have medical coverage and over a third have dental coverage, just over two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,000 - $98,264
$30K
$55K
$98K
MEDIAN: $55,000
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50%
90%

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$12.99 - $31.23
$13
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$31
MEDIAN: $19.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$30,000 - $98,264  
   
Bonus
$1,474  
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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$29,983 - $79,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.99 - $31.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.13  
Overtime
$18.12 - $41.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$1,474  
   
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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$29,983 - $79,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 229
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Job Description for Structural Iron / Steel Worker

Structural iron/steel workers are responsible for handling, positioning, and installing steel structures, which also involves carrying heavy equipment and iron pieces. They generally work on teams with other workers to assemble steel pillars and other shapes to form structures according to architectural plans and must always follow strict safety guidelines to prevent accidents on the job.

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Structural Iron / Steel Worker Tasks

  • Position and place steel members, and attach them to the correct locations by riveting, welding or bolting.
  • Fabricate, alter or weld metal pieces to the desired shape and size.
  • Move steel beams, girders, or columns to the appropriate locations safely and securely.
  • Read specifications and blueprints to determine work locations and timing.

Common Career Paths for Structural Iron / Steel Worker


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Structural Steel Workers who move on to become Ironworkers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Ironworkers get paid an average of $53K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Structural Iron / Steel Worker

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $38K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $47K. Structural Steel Workers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $46K. Structural Steel Workers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $53K.

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Key Stats for Structural Iron / Steel Worker

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Structural Iron / Steel Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Structural Iron / Steel Worker Salaries

Blueprints
▲43%

▲2%

National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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