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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 $91,700, New Jersey is the highest paying state for structural iron and steel workers. It is followed by Illinois (average annual salary $91,060). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 New Jersey
$91,700
$49,150 1,100
2 Illinois
$91,060
$66,330 2,790
3 New York
$89,070
$52,190 5,720
4 Washington
$81,460
$39,830 1,270
5 Rhode Island
$73,670
$65,380 140
6 Hawaii
$73,300
$56,500 170
7 Minnesota
$71,770
$48,540 1,470
8 Massachusetts
$68,470
$48,350 1,170
9 Wisconsin
$68,050
$37,180 1,330
10 Missouri
$67,580
$41,640 1,330
11 Alaska
$67,140
$37,540 180
12 Oregon
$63,270
$39,270 650
13 California
$62,600
$33,590 6,590
14 Ohio
$59,340
$37,090 3,190
15 District of Columbia
$56,210
$34,280 240
16 Iowa
$54,660
$33,600 850
17 Pennsylvania
$53,640
$32,560 1,800
18 Kentucky
$53,270
$31,940 1,170
19 Louisiana
$53,100
$28,590 2,870
20 New Mexico
$52,320
$33,930 260
21 Montana
$52,260
$26,710 170
22 North Dakota
$52,040
$34,790 220
23 Michigan
$50,200
$31,590 1,450
24 Indiana
$49,680
$28,990 1,850
25 Connecticut
$48,830
$34,580 540
26 Maryland
$48,650
$30,030 910
27 New Hampshire
$48,130
$36,470 110
28 West Virginia
$47,310
$32,600 310
29 Delaware
$46,200
$27,680 170
30 Colorado
$45,700
$28,610 1,280
31 Virginia
$45,690
$29,940 1,310
32 Wyoming
$44,750
$30,820 170
33 Maine
$43,750
$31,840 240
34 Vermont
$43,030
$29,910 60
35 Alabama
$42,330
$26,940 1,340
36 South Carolina
$42,310
$26,720 930
37 Arkansas
$41,720
$27,340 930
38 Mississippi
$41,460
$32,090 600
39 Tennessee
$40,910
$31,180 1,090
40 Arizona
$40,880
$24,410 1,460
41 Nevada
$39,990
$30,930 290
42 Idaho
$39,960
$28,740 420
43 Utah
$39,630
$28,880 1,680
44 Kansas
$39,360
$28,860 360
45 Florida
$39,140
$25,700 4,390
46 Texas
$39,090
$27,520 7,230
47 Nebraska
$38,220
$26,000 1,020
48 Oklahoma
$37,940
$24,930 1,060
49 South Dakota
$37,470
$26,450 750
50 North Carolina
$36,910
$26,630 1,500
51 Georgia
$36,210
$25,980 1,340
52 Guam
$28,990
$25,480 30
53 Puerto Rico
$18,060
$15,900 330
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