Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Structural Iron Workers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $56K. Structural Iron Workers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $58K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $59K.