A Structural Iron / Steel Worker earns an average wage of $18.30 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Structural Iron / Steel Worker Total Pay (?
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$20,134 - $99,329
(Median)
20K
35K
55K
99K
MEDIAN: $40,000
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90%
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Structural Iron / Steel Worker Total Pay (?
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$12.42 - $30.11
(Median)
12
18
23
30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$20,134 - $99,329  
   
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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$27,158 - $68,518  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.42 - $30.11  
   
Overtime
$13.50 - $35.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
)
$27,158 - $68,518  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 176
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Structural Iron / Steel Worker
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Structural Iron / Steel Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%
Late-Career
up arrow 1%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 41%
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