Structural Iron Worker Salary

Men make up the majority of Structural Iron Workers in the United States, bringing in about $20.46 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Though the majority of Structural Iron Workers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and just under a half claim dental coverage as well.

$36,719 - $93,492
$37K
$62K
$93K
MEDIAN: $62,400
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$13.84 - $36.10
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$20
$36
MEDIAN: $20.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$36,719 - $93,492  
   
Bonus
$1,100  
Total Pay (?
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$30,757 - $86,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.84 - $36.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.97  
Overtime
$20.94 - $51.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,100  
   
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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$30,757 - $86,910  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 155

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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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Structural Iron Worker


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Structural Iron Workers who transition into an upper level Ironworker position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Ironworker makes $53K a year.

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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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Key Stats for Structural Iron Worker

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Structural Iron Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Experienced
▲20%

National Average
$51,000

▼12%

Mid-Career
▼12%

Skills That Affect Structural Iron Worker Salaries

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
▲17%

National Average
$51,000

▼6%

Welder
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 30%