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Structural Iron / Steel Worker Salary

A sizeable majority of Structural Steel Workers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $18.61 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $13.04 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $31.04. Health benefits are not claimed by all — two in five lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and just over two-fifths have dental, too. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,828 - $77,735
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$78K
MEDIAN: $41,323
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$13.04 - $31.04
(Median)
$13
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$28,828 - $77,735  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
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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$29,531 - $72,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.04 - $31.04  
   
Overtime
$15.93 - $36.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
   
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).
)
$29,531 - $72,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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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.


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $36K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $42K. On average, Structural Steel Workers make $50K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $47K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Structural Iron / Steel Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

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
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 40%
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