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Structural Iron and Steel Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of structural iron and steel workers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of structural iron and steel workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The structural iron and steel workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Structural Iron and Steel Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,440
25th Percentile Wage
$37,290
50th Percentile Wage
$51,800
75th Percentile Wage
$71,220
90th Percentile Wage
$91,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for structural iron and steel workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) structural iron and steel workers is $91,830. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,440. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 201% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201651,8002.53%10.93%
201550,4904.54%-
201448,2003.49%-
201346,5200.82%-
201246,140--

Table 2. Structural Iron and Steel Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of structural iron and steel workers in 11 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for structural iron and steel workers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $86,760. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $39,210).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$86,760
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$64,520
Transportation and Warehousing
$64,130
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$61,870
Mining
$56,900
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$53,930
Construction
$52,470
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$49,390
Manufacturing
$45,440
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$43,790
Wholesale Trade
$39,210

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Structural Iron and Steel Workers by States

From the above tables we note that not only structural iron and steel workers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of structural iron and steel workers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,060 to $91,700. The highest paying state for structural iron and steel workers is New Jersey with a median annual salary of $91,700. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,060. For more salary information of structural iron and steel workers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Jersey
$91,700
Illinois
$91,060
New York
$89,070
Washington
$81,460
Rhode Island
$73,670
Hawaii
$73,300
Minnesota
$71,770
Massachusetts
$68,470
Wisconsin
$68,050
Missouri
$67,580
Alaska
$67,140
Oregon
$63,270
California
$62,600
Ohio
$59,340
District of Columbia
$56,210
Iowa
$54,660
Pennsylvania
$53,640
Kentucky
$53,270
Louisiana
$53,100
New Mexico
$52,320
Montana
$52,260
North Dakota
$52,040
Michigan
$50,200
Indiana
$49,680
Connecticut
$48,830
Maryland
$48,650
New Hampshire
$48,130
West Virginia
$47,310
Delaware
$46,200
Colorado
$45,700
Virginia
$45,690
Wyoming
$44,750
Maine
$43,750
Vermont
$43,030
Alabama
$42,330
South Carolina
$42,310
Arkansas
$41,720
Mississippi
$41,460
Tennessee
$40,910
Arizona
$40,880
Nevada
$39,990
Idaho
$39,960
Utah
$39,630
Kansas
$39,360
Florida
$39,140
Texas
$39,090
Nebraska
$38,220
Oklahoma
$37,940
South Dakota
$37,470
North Carolina
$36,910
Georgia
$36,210
Guam
$28,990
Puerto Rico
$18,060


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