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
$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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$53,190
1.35% 11.99%
2016
$52,470
2.34% -
2015
$51,240
4.14% -
2014
$49,120
3.95% -
2013
$47,180
0.78% -
2012
$46,810
- -

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 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
$68,690
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$59,620
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$58,780
Building Finishing Contractors
$57,820
Building Equipment Contractors
$55,490
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
$54,900
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$54,600
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$54,290
Specialty Trade Contractors
$54,030
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$53,850
Masonry Contractors
$53,620
Utility System Construction
$52,580
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$51,210
Nonresidential Building Construction
$51,200
Construction of Buildings
$50,920
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$48,440
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$48,140
Residential Building Construction
$47,760
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
$47,170
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
$39,200
Roofing Contractors
$35,470

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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