Structural Iron and Steel Worker Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for structural iron and steel workers in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of structural iron and steel workers among Illinois cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Structural Iron and Steel Workers in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,330
25th Percentile Wage
$82,090
50th Percentile Wage
$91,060
75th Percentile Wage
$98,730
90th Percentile Wage
$103,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for structural iron and steel workers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $103,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $91,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $66,330.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31.89
25th Percentile Wage
$39.47
50th Percentile Wage
$43.78
75th Percentile Wage
$47.46
90th Percentile Wage
$49.68

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for structural iron and steel workers in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $49.68. The median hourly salary is $43.78. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31.89.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of structural iron and steel workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201691,0603.28%12.90%
201588,0702.58%-
201485,8007.88%-
201379,040-0.34%-
201279,310--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Structural Iron and Steel Workers in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of structural iron and steel workers in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of structural iron and steel workers in state of Illinois ranges from $47,590 to $94,090. The highest paying area for structural iron and steel workers in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $94,090. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $92,130). The lowest paying area is Decatur with a median annual salary of $47,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$94,090
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$92,130
Rockford
$85,300
Peoria
$76,750
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$72,160
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$57,230
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$53,140
Decatur
$47,590


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