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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,940
25th Percentile Wage
$38,650
50th Percentile Wage
$53,270
75th Percentile Wage
$61,580
90th Percentile Wage
$72,700

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 $72,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,940.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.35
25th Percentile Wage
$18.57
50th Percentile Wage
$25.61
75th Percentile Wage
$29.61
90th Percentile Wage
$34.95

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for structural iron and steel workers in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $34.95. The median hourly salary is $25.61. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.35.

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
201653,2706.18%13.63%
201549,98016.05%-
201441,96011.15%-
201337,280-23.42%-
201246,010--

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 $51,220 to $56,190. The highest paying area for structural iron and steel workers in Kentucky is Lexington-Fayette with a median annual salary of $56,190. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $55,690). The lowest paying area is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $51,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lexington-Fayette
$56,190
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$55,690
Evansville
$53,440
Louisville-Jefferson County
$51,220



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