Structural Iron Worker Salary

Structural Iron Workers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $20.56 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by around half. Though the majority of Structural Iron Workers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$36,484 - $102,129
$36K
$64K
$100K
MEDIAN: $63,673
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50%
90%

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$14.50 - $35.26
$14
$21
$35
MEDIAN: $20.74
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$0$102K
Salary $36,484 - $102,129
Bonus $1,600
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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$31,798 - $86,959
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $14.50 - $35.26
Hourly Tips $7.69
Overtime $21.55 - $51.34
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $1,600
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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$31,798 - $86,959
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 184

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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Structural Iron Worker


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Structural Iron Workers who go on to become Ironworkers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an Ironworker, an upper-level role, pays $53K.

Structural Iron Worker Job Listings

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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Key Stats for Structural Iron Worker

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Structural Iron Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

Experienced
▲18%

National Average
$52,000

▼13%

Mid-Career
▼14%

Skills That Affect Structural Iron Worker Salaries

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
▲15%

National Average
$52,000

▼8%

Welder
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 29%