Structural Iron and Steel Worker Salary in Sector of Construction

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.

Average Annual Salary of Structural Iron and Steel Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,840
25th Percentile Wage
$37,570
50th Percentile Wage
$52,470
75th Percentile Wage
$71,840
90th Percentile Wage
$92,150

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,4702.34%10.79%
201551,2404.14%-
201449,1203.95%-
201347,1800.78%-
201246,810--

Compare Structural Iron and Steel Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

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
$89,120
Building Finishing Contractors
$75,850
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
$61,100
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$60,690
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$58,110
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$56,900
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$55,690
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$55,400
Building Equipment Contractors
$54,950
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$54,660
Masonry Contractors
$53,620
Specialty Trade Contractors
$53,390
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$52,400
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$52,150
Utility System Construction
$51,470
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$50,180
Nonresidential Building Construction
$49,870
Construction of Buildings
$49,540
Residential Building Construction
$46,600
Roofing Contractors
$39,220
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$37,040

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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