Structural Iron and Steel Worker Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for structural iron and steel workers in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of structural iron and steel workers among Kentucky 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,260
25th Percentile Wage
$31,800
50th Percentile Wage
$48,180
75th Percentile Wage
$60,990
90th Percentile Wage
$77,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for structural iron and steel workers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,980. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $48,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,260.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of structural iron and steel workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,180
-10.56% 4.50%
2016
$53,270
6.18% -
2015
$49,980
16.05% -
2014
$41,960
11.15% -
2013
$37,280
-23.42% -
2012
$46,010
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of structural iron and steel workers in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of structural iron and steel workers in state of Kentucky ranges from $33,490 to $57,230. The highest paying area for structural iron and steel workers in Kentucky is West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,230. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Lexington-Fayette (mean annual salary $56,190). The lowest paying area is Bowling Green with a median annual salary of $33,490.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$57,230
Lexington-Fayette
$56,190
Evansville
$53,440
Louisville-Jefferson County
$52,040
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$46,410
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$45,890
Bowling Green
$33,490




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