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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 $18.71 per hour. Pay generally varies between $13.20 per hour and $30.98. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — two in five lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and just over two-fifths receive dental plans. Most Structural Steel Workers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$27,000 - $87,500
(Median)
$27K
$41K
$88K
MEDIAN: $40,795
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$13.20 - $30.98
(Median)
$13
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$27,000 - $87,500  
   
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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$29,559 - $72,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.20 - $30.98  
   
Overtime
$15.86 - $36.24  
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).
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$29,559 - $72,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189

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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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $37K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $42K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Structural Steel Workers make a median salary of $51K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Structural Steel Workers report making only $46K on average.

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Experience Affects Structural Iron / Steel Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$42,000

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
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 41%
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