Structural Iron Worker Salary
A sizeable majority of Structural Iron Workers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $20.23 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Though the majority of Structural Iron Workers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by nearly one-half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
|Salary||$35,885 - $96,958|
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|$31,193 - $87,061|
|Hourly Rate||$13.94 - $36.07|
|Overtime||$20.67 - $51.27|
|Total Pay (||$31,193 - $87,061|
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.Read More...
Structural iron workers generally work outdoors while constructing different fixtures and buildings. A high school diploma may be a minimum requirement for the position, and experience with welding or familiarity with blueprints will greatly increase employment opportunities. Many facilities require that structural iron workers have completed a four-year apprenticeship under an experienced worker or group of workers. During this apprenticeship, they should gain at least 144 hours of training and a considerable amount of time in paid work to learn how to operate the machinery and understand blueprints and all other basic necessities of the position.
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.
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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