Structural Iron and Steel Worker Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for structural iron and steel workers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of structural iron and steel workers amongst California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Structural Iron and Steel Workers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,590
25th Percentile Wage
$41,360
50th Percentile Wage
$62,600
75th Percentile Wage
$76,240
90th Percentile Wage
$91,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for structural iron and steel workers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $91,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,590.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.14
25th Percentile Wage
$19.89
50th Percentile Wage
$30.10
75th Percentile Wage
$36.65
90th Percentile Wage
$43.94

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for structural iron and steel workers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $43.94. The median hourly salary is $30.10. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.14.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of structural iron and steel workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,600-5.29%0.58%
201565,910-4.70%-
201469,010-3.84%-
201371,66013.15%-
201262,240--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Structural Iron and Steel Workers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of structural iron and steel workers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of structural iron and steel workers in state of California ranges from $34,740 to $71,940. The highest paying area for structural iron and steel workers in California is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana with a median annual salary of $71,940. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario (mean annual salary $71,510). The lowest paying area is Fresno with a median annual salary of $34,740.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$71,940
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$71,510
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$70,530
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$66,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$64,510
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$64,200
Vallejo-Fairfield
$63,920
Stockton
$62,880
Salinas
$59,300
Bakersfield-Delano
$58,330
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$57,600
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$55,830
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$54,630
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$52,020
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$49,350
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$46,050
Visalia-Porterville
$36,760
Fresno
$34,740



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