Structural Iron / Steel Worker Salary

Men make up the majority of Structural Steel Workers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $18.35 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $12.91 per hour to $30.58. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Some workers in this field — approximately two in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by around two in five. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,973 - $99,329
(Median)
$29K
$44K
$99K
MEDIAN: $44,250
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$12.91 - $30.58
(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
$28,973 - $99,329  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
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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$29,225 - $73,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $30.58  
   
Overtime
$16.19 - $34.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
   
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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$29,225 - $73,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 212
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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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $36K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $43K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Structural Steel Workers make a median salary of $48K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $46K.

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Experience Affects Structural Iron / Steel Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

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
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 41%
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