Structural Iron Worker Salary

A sizeable majority of Structural Iron Workers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $22.51 per hour. Although the greater part have medical coverage and approximately half have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$13.60 - $40.23
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$14
$23
$40
MEDIAN: $22.00
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Hourly Rate
$13.60 - $40.23  
   
Overtime
$19.53 - $59.18  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
Total Pay (?
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$31,054 - $99,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $43K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $56K. Structural Iron Workers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Structural Iron Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 35%