Structural Iron Worker Salary
Structural Iron Workers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $20.56 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by around half. Though the majority of Structural Iron Workers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
|Salary||$36,079 - $95,833|
|Total Pay (||$31,609 - $87,054|
|Hourly Rate||$14.29 - $35.42|
|Overtime||$21.11 - $50.91|
|Total Pay (||$31,609 - $87,054|
Job Description for Structural Iron Worker
Structural iron workers are responsible for creating structures, often for buildings, out of iron; in addition to developing buildings, they commonly work on teams which build bridges, as well. These workers are responsible for the creation and successful installation of iron girders and columns, as well as repairing old buildings and structures which may be dangerous to the public if not repaired. They also operate heavy machinery to move iron beams, poles, and girders to desired locations. It is essential that they have in-depth understanding of reading blueprints, as well.Read More...
Structural iron workers generally work outdoors while constructing different fixtures and buildings. A high school diploma may be a minimum requirement for the position, and experience with welding or familiarity with blueprints will greatly increase employment opportunities. Many facilities require that structural iron workers have completed a four-year apprenticeship under an experienced worker or group of workers. During this apprenticeship, they should gain at least 144 hours of training and a considerable amount of time in paid work to learn how to operate the machinery and understand blueprints and all other basic necessities of the position. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Structural Iron Worker Tasks
- Raise, place and unite iron or steel girders and columns.
- Erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.
- Form completed structures or structural frameworks.
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Pay by Experience Level for Structural Iron Worker
Pay by Experience for a Structural Iron Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Structural Iron Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 77 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Structural Iron Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Structural Iron Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 52 salaries. A Structural Iron Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 33 salaries.
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