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Structural Iron / Steel Worker Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Structural Steel Workers earn an average of $18.63 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $13.28 per hour, and the top verges on $30.79. Some workers in this field — about two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,730 - $96,958
(Median)
$25K
$41K
$97K
MEDIAN: $41,323
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$13.28 - $30.79
(Median)
$13
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$24,730 - $96,958  
   
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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$29,555 - $71,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $30.79  
   
Overtime
$14.75 - $34.54  
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$24K$48K$72K
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).
)
$29,555 - $71,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 187

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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 average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $37K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $41K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $45K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Structural Iron / Steel Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
0%

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
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 41%