Structural Iron / Steel Worker Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Structural Steel Workers earn an average of $18.46 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $12.83 per hour and $31.12. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by around two in five. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$28,828 - $99,666
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$100K
MEDIAN: $41,323
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$12.83 - $31.12
(Median)
$13
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$28,828 - $99,666  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,051  
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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$29,149 - $73,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.83 - $31.12  
   
Overtime
$16.06 - $35.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,051  
   
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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$29,149 - $73,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 204
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Job Description for Structural Iron / Steel Worker

  • Move steel beams, girders, or columns to the appropriate locations safely and securely.
  • Read specifications and blueprints to determine work locations and timing.
  • 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.

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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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $36K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $43K. For Structural Steel Workers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $49K. Structural Steel Workers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $46K.

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Experience Affects Structural Iron / Steel Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 42%
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