Structural Iron Worker Salary

Structural Iron Workers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $22.17 per hour. Earnings sit near $13.07 per hour on the lower side but can approach $38.94 on the higher side. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one-third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and approximately one-half receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Structural Iron Workers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$13.07 - $38.94
(Median)
$13
$22
$39
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.07 - $38.94  
   
Overtime
$16.23 - $58.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
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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$29,810 - $98,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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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 Structural Iron Workers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $43K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $56K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $57K in this role. Structural Iron Workers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $60K.

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Experience Affects Structural Iron Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

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
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

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