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 $18.32 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $12.79 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $30.62. 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 approximately two in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by about two in five. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,973 - $99,329

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$12.79 - $30.62

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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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$28,958 - $73,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.79 - $30.62  
   
Overtime
$16.13 - $35.23  
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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$28,958 - $73,912  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211
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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $36K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $44K. Structural Steel Workers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $47K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $46K.

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Experience Affects Structural Iron / Steel Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
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: 41%
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