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||$31,660|
|25th Percentile Wage||$38,910|
|50th Percentile Wage||$53,190|
|75th Percentile Wage||$72,830|
|90th Percentile Wage||$92,390|
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 $92,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid structural iron and steel workers is $31,660.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of structural iron and steel workers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-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 poured concrete foundation and structure contractors industry with an annual salary $68,690. The lowest paying industry is the roofing contractors industry (annual salary $35,470). For detailed structural iron and steel worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Building Finishing Contractors|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Masonry Contractors|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
|Painting and Wall Covering Contractors|| |
|Drywall and Insulation Contractors|| |
|Roofing Contractors|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .