The salary statistics of structural iron and steel workers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare structural iron and steel worker salaries in different industries within the construction sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for structural iron and steel workers in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) structural iron and steel workers is $92,150. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid structural iron and steel workers is $30,840.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of structural iron and steel workers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of structural iron and steel workers in 21 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for structural iron and steel worker occupations is the painting and wall covering contractors industry with an annual salary $89,120. The lowest paying industry is the drywall and insulation contractors industry (annual salary $37,040). For detailed structural iron and steel worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Painting and Wall Covering Contractors|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors|| |
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Masonry Contractors|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Roofing Contractors|| |
|Drywall and Insulation Contractors|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .