Structural Iron Worker Salary

Men account for the majority of Structural Iron Workers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $21.71 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — over a third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and half have dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$13.12 - $38.74

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.12 - $38.74  
   
Overtime
$16.09 - $58.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
Total Pay (?
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$29,535 - $96,362  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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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.


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.

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Experience Affects Structural Iron Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

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: 61% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 37%
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