Structural Iron and Steel Worker Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,690
25th Percentile Wage
$33,030
50th Percentile Wage
$39,170
75th Percentile Wage
$52,000
90th Percentile Wage
$67,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for structural iron and steel workers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $67,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,690.

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
$39,170
-4.44% 0.08%
2016
$40,910
0.39% -
2015
$40,750
-0.15% -
2014
$40,810
2.40% -
2013
$39,830
1.73% -
2012
$39,140
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of structural iron and steel workers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of structural iron and steel workers in state of Tennessee ranges from $35,940 to $46,020. The highest paying area for structural iron and steel workers in Tennessee is Knoxville with a median annual salary of $46,020. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $44,860). The lowest paying area is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Knoxville
$46,020
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$44,860
Chattanooga
$41,160
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$40,500
Cleveland
$38,940
Memphis
$36,790
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$36,490
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$35,940




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