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Structural Iron Worker Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Structural Iron Workers earn an average of $22.51 per hour. Most Structural Iron Workers report high levels of job satisfaction. About one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and half claim dental coverage as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$13.39 - $39.67
(Median)
$13
$23
$40
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.39 - $39.67  
   
Overtime
$19.60 - $58.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
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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$30,571 - $98,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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Job Description for Structural Iron Worker

  • Form completed structures or structural frameworks.
  • Erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.
  • Raise, place and unite iron or steel girders and columns.

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Pay by Experience Level for Structural Iron Worker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Structural Iron Workers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $43K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $56K. For Structural Iron Workers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $60K.

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Experience Affects Structural Iron Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 34%
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