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Highest Paying States for Structural Iron and Steel Workers

The highest paying states 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 of structural iron and steel workers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $90,500, Illinois is the highest paying state for structural iron and steel workers. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $90,450). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of structural iron and steel workers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Structural Iron and Steel Workers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Illinois
$90,500
$66,230 2,730
2 New York
$90,450
$53,060 6,240
3 New Jersey
$87,320
$48,300 1,300
4 Washington
$79,890
$35,650 1,440
5 Massachusetts
$76,400
$42,690 1,310
6 Hawaii
$75,540
$57,780 190
7 Minnesota
$72,570
$49,160 1,360
8 Rhode Island
$72,460
$45,770 180
9 Alaska
$69,260
$47,490 150
10 Wisconsin
$68,210
$39,240 1,410
11 California
$62,090
$35,770 8,710
12 Oregon
$61,390
$37,040 780
13 Ohio
$59,540
$38,840 3,720
14 Connecticut
$59,480
$36,500 400
15 Missouri
$58,810
$34,060 1,610
16 West Virginia
$58,620
$35,050 220
17 District of Columbia
$56,260
$34,390 130
18 New Mexico
$55,870
$33,730 280
19 North Dakota
$55,600
$32,900 190
20 Wyoming
$55,520
$35,900 80
21 Louisiana
$54,100
$29,870 2,760
22 Pennsylvania
$53,140
$31,960 1,930
23 Iowa
$52,470
$32,910 700
24 Montana
$51,770
$28,570 130
25 Indiana
$51,270
$29,650 1,890
26 Michigan
$50,900
$32,510 1,680
27 New Hampshire
$50,500
$38,010 170
28 Maryland
$49,310
$33,440 630
29 Kentucky
$48,180
$23,260 1,110
30 Virginia
$47,520
$31,450 1,500
31 Delaware
$47,050
$29,660 220
32 Colorado
$46,830
$31,770 1,700
33 Maine
$44,940
$32,750 250
34 Alabama
$44,140
$21,390 1,260
35 Arizona
$43,560
$27,020 1,770
36 Texas
$41,550
$28,770 8,680
37 Vermont
$41,360
$31,460 90
38 Nebraska
$40,960
$27,540 920
39 Florida
$40,520
$26,630 3,850
40 South Carolina
$40,440
$27,150 850
41 Utah
$39,950
$30,850 1,580
42 Mississippi
$39,870
$29,500 440
43 Tennessee
$39,170
$27,690 1,040
44 Arkansas
$38,980
$26,770 850
45 North Carolina
$38,750
$27,540 1,330
46 Kansas
$38,330
$27,510 470
47 Oklahoma
$37,970
$23,670 980
48 Nevada
$37,780
$26,780 470
49 South Dakota
$37,420
$25,560 870
50 Georgia
$37,120
$27,000 1,560
51 Idaho
$36,980
$27,680 280
52 Guam
$28,990
$25,480 30
53 Puerto Rico
$18,040
$16,040 360
See also: Highest paying industries for structural iron and steel workers, Top Paying Jobs in America.