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Structural Iron Worker Salary

A sizeable majority of Structural Iron Workers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $22.33 per hour. Most Structural Iron Workers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although approximately one in three lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly one-half get dental coverage, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$13.20 - $39.56
(Median)
$13
$22
$40
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.20 - $39.56  
   
Overtime
$19.60 - $58.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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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$29,940 - $99,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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.


For many Structural Iron Workers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $42K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $56K. On average, Structural Iron Workers make $58K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $65K.

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Experience Affects Structural Iron Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

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
24%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

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