$58,326
Avg. Salary
$22.52
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,035

Bonus

$450

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Ironworker is $22.52 per hour.

The average pay for an Ironworker is $58,326 per year.

10%
$15.19
10%
$22.52
50%
$36.17
90%
90%
MEDIAN $22.52
10%
$36k
10%
$58k
50%
$105k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $58,326
$35,508 - $105,233
$36K
$58K
$110K
MEDIAN: $58,326
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50%
90%

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$15.19 - $36.17
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$23
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MEDIAN: $22.52
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$0$105K
Salary $35,508 - $105,233
Bonus $483 - $9,192
Profit Sharing $1.07 - $11,920
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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$33,363 - $87,157
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 57
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $15.19 - $36.17
Hourly Tips $4.19
Overtime $21.55 - $51.31
Annual Data $0$87K
Bonus $483 - $9,192
Profit Sharing $1.07 - $11,920
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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$33,363 - $87,157
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 726

Job Description for Ironworker

Ironworkers are responsible for laying and fabricating the structural steel framework of pre-engineered metal buildings, stadiums, bridges, hospitals, towers, and single- and multi-story buildings, and also weld and cut steel, interpret blueprints, and work with concrete reinforcing steel bars. They are highly-skilled tradesmen/women who possess high technical and manual skills; most go through an apprenticeship program in addition to graduating from a trade school.

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Ironworker 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.

Common Career Paths for Ironworker


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Ironworkers' salaries may sharply decline when they move into higher-end positions like Welder. The typical income for a Welder is $39K.

Ironworker Job Listings

Popular Skills for Ironworker


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Blueprints, rigging, Fluxed Core Arc Welding, and Shielded Metal Arc Welding are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 16 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Arc Welding and Welder. Many workers who know rigging also know Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Ironworker

Pay by Experience for an Ironworker has a positive trend. An entry-level Ironworker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 225 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Ironworker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 132 salaries. An experienced Ironworker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 145 salaries. An Ironworker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 77 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

24%

National Average: $52,935

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Ironworkers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 90 percent. Ironworkers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+45 percent), Seattle (+42 percent), Florida (+32 percent), and Pittsburgh (+29 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 23 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Las Vegas and Los Angeles (19 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

Ironworker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Ironworker?

Ironworker in York:
"Stressful long hours."
Pros: Opportunity for scale jobs
Cons: Unfair pay and hours

Ironworker in Columbus:
"Long drive."
Pros: Big city big money
Cons: The drive

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Key Stats for Ironworker

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Ironworker Salaries

▲24%

▲14%

▲12%

National Average
$53,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Ironworker Salaries

Blueprints
▲16%

rigging
▲14%

Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
▲10%


▲2%

IRONWORKER
▲1%

Connecting
▲1%

rigger
▼0%

National Average
$53,000

Welder
▼4%

Arc Welding
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 92 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 32%