Structural Iron and Steel Worker Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for structural iron and steel workers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of structural iron and steel workers amongst Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,560
25th Percentile Wage
$40,970
50th Percentile Wage
$53,640
75th Percentile Wage
$75,890
90th Percentile Wage
$91,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for structural iron and steel workers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $91,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,560.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.65
25th Percentile Wage
$19.70
50th Percentile Wage
$25.79
75th Percentile Wage
$36.47
90th Percentile Wage
$44.07

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for structural iron and steel workers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $44.07. The median hourly salary is $25.79. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.65.

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
201653,6404.23%14.73%
201551,3705.35%-
201448,6206.31%-
201345,550-0.42%-
201245,740--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of structural iron and steel workers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of structural iron and steel workers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $36,090 to $100,090. The highest paying area for structural iron and steel workers in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $100,090. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $77,210). The lowest paying area is East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$100,090
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$77,210
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$67,030
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$66,870
Pittsburgh
$65,990
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$60,780
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$59,610
State College
$48,870
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$46,400
Erie
$45,850
Lebanon
$45,010
Philadelphia
$44,450
Reading
$39,280
Lancaster
$36,680
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$36,090



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