Structural Iron Worker Salary

Structural Iron Workers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $22.00 per hour. The majority of Structural Iron Workers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one-third lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and one-half have dental, too. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$13.09 - $38.88
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$13
$22
$39
MEDIAN: $21.00
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Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $38.88  
   
Overtime
$16.23 - $58.31  
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$0.00 - $4,894  
   
Total Pay (?
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$29,872 - $98,117  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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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, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $43K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $56K. Structural Iron Workers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $57K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Structural Iron Worker with more than 20 years of experience can earn $59K on average.

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Experience Affects Structural Iron Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

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
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 34%
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