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Highest Paying Industries for Structural Iron and Steel Workers

The top 67 highest paying industries for structural iron and steel workers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $81,310, local government, including schools and hospitals is the highest paying industry for structural iron and steel workers. It is followed by local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $81,310). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of structural iron and steel workers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 67 Highest Paying Industries for Structural Iron and Steel Workers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$81,310
290
2 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$81,310
290
3 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$80,290
310
4 Federal, State, and Local Government
$80,290
310
5 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$80,100
320
6 Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$68,520
1,770
7 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$66,320
40
8 Engineering Services
$62,930
40
9 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$62,930
40
10 Rail Transportation
$61,090
100
11 Transportation and Warehousing
$61,090
100
12 Building Finishing Contractors
$59,220
740
13 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$56,050
110
14 Other Building Equipment Contractors
$52,620
1,770
15 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$52,270
550
16 Building Equipment Contractors
$51,560
2,630
17 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$50,700
6,150
18 Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$50,460
27,280
19 Residential Building Construction
$50,400
610
20 Specialty Trade Contractors
$50,130
32,630
21 Construction
$49,120
53,640
22 Mining
$48,830
180
23 Support Activities for Mining
$48,440
180
24 Construction of Buildings
$46,980
14,860
25 Utility System Construction
$46,960
3,450
26 Nonresidential Building Construction
$46,840
14,250
27 Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$46,170
510
28 Administrative and Support Services
$45,700
690
29 Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$45,690
1,120
30 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$45,630
700
31 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$44,260
310
32 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$44,180
40
33 Rental and Leasing Services
$44,180
40
34 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$44,180
40
35 Temporary Help Services
$44,000
500
36 Employment Services
$43,840
560
37 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$43,790
190
38 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$43,610
2,240
39 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$43,470
90
40 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$43,060
510
41 Ship and Boat Building
$42,610
440
42 Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$42,600
1,970
43 Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$40,850
1,980
44 Manufacturing
$40,780
3,720
45 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$40,680
930
46 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$40,620
580
47 Primary Metal Manufacturing
$40,610
190
48 Foundries
$40,440
50
49 Roofing Contractors
$39,380
40
50 Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$38,940
230
51 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$38,890
310
52 Wholesale Trade
$38,670
340
53 Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$38,380
440
54 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$37,310
n/a
55 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$36,930
120
56 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$36,160
110
57 Repair and Maintenance
$36,160
110
58 Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$35,780
150
59 Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$34,870
490
60 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$34,870
490
61 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$34,190
190
62 Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$33,720
190
63 Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$33,270
110
64 Other Textile Product Mills
$29,470
80
65 Textile Product Mills
$29,470
80
66 Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$29,050
40
67 Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$26,750
30
See also: Highest paying cities for structural iron and steel workers.