Structural Iron and Steel Worker Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of structural iron and steel workers in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare structural iron and steel worker salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Structural Iron and Steel Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,860
25th Percentile Wage
$36,090
50th Percentile Wage
$47,150
75th Percentile Wage
$63,910
90th Percentile Wage
$88,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for structural iron and steel workers in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $88,010. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $47,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid structural iron and steel workers is $29,860.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$47,150
3.63% 11.28%
2016
$45,440
5.94% -
2015
$42,740
4.59% -
2014
$40,780
-2.62% -
2013
$41,850
0.05% -
2012
$41,830
- -

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

The average salaries of structural iron and steel workers in 20 industries in the manufacturing 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 other fabricated metal product manufacturing industry with an annual salary $57,130. The lowest paying industry is the other textile product mills industry (annual salary $30,680). For detailed structural iron and steel worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$57,130
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$53,100
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$50,320
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$50,040
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$49,890
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$49,100
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$47,210
Ship and Boat Building
$46,880
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$46,880
Machinery Manufacturing
$46,720
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$46,550
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$43,500
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$42,650
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$40,780
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$40,780
Foundries
$40,440
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$36,720
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$34,040
Textile Product Mills
$30,680
Other Textile Product Mills
$30,680

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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