The average hourly pay for a Structural Iron / Steel Worker with Welding skills is $19.85.
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$496 - $5,042
$30,296 - $81,403
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Job Description for Structural Iron / Steel Worker
Structural iron/steel workers are responsible for handling, positioning, and installing steel structures, which also involves carrying heavy equipment and iron pieces. They generally work on teams with other workers to assemble steel pillars and other shapes to form structures according to architectural plans and must always follow strict safety guidelines to prevent accidents on the job. These workers wear hard hats, steel-toed boots, sound-cancelling ear plugs, and goggles, and help construct…Read more
Structural Iron / Steel Worker Tasks
- Position and place steel members, and attach them to the correct locations by riveting, welding or bolting.
- Fabricate, alter or weld metal pieces to the desired shape and size.
- Move steel beams, girders, or columns to the appropriate locations safely and securely.
- Read specifications and blueprints to determine work locations and timing.
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Popular Skills for Structural Iron / Steel Worker
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Blueprints and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Arc Welding, OSHA Compliance and Machine Operation.
Pay by Experience Level for Structural Iron / Steel Worker
An early career Structural Iron / Steel Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.19 based on 69 salaries. A mid-career Structural Iron / Steel Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.22 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Structural Iron / Steel Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.67 based on 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
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