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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,260
25th Percentile Wage
$38,500
50th Percentile Wage
$52,610
75th Percentile Wage
$72,410
90th Percentile Wage
$92,310

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 $92,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,260. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 195% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$52,610
1.54% 12.30%
2016
$51,800
2.53% -
2015
$50,490
4.54% -
2014
$48,200
3.49% -
2013
$46,520
0.82% -
2012
$46,140
- -

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

The average salaries of structural iron and steel workers in 13 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 $80,580. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $37,830).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$80,580
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$64,520
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$62,060
Transportation and Warehousing
$61,620
Mining
$56,940
Educational Services
$55,920
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$54,210
Construction
$53,190
Manufacturing
$47,150
Wholesale Trade
$46,510
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$38,540
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$38,520
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$37,830

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 $18,040 to $90,500. The highest paying state for structural iron and steel workers is Illinois with a median annual salary of $90,500. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,040. 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
Illinois
$90,500
New York
$90,450
New Jersey
$87,320
Washington
$79,890
Massachusetts
$76,400
Hawaii
$75,540
Minnesota
$72,570
Rhode Island
$72,460
Alaska
$69,260
Wisconsin
$68,210
California
$62,090
Oregon
$61,390
Ohio
$59,540
Connecticut
$59,480
Missouri
$58,810
West Virginia
$58,620
District of Columbia
$56,260
New Mexico
$55,870
North Dakota
$55,600
Wyoming
$55,520
Louisiana
$54,100
Pennsylvania
$53,140
Iowa
$52,470
Montana
$51,770
Indiana
$51,270
Michigan
$50,900
New Hampshire
$50,500
Maryland
$49,310
Kentucky
$48,180
Virginia
$47,520
Delaware
$47,050
Colorado
$46,830
Maine
$44,940
Alabama
$44,140
Arizona
$43,560
Texas
$41,550
Vermont
$41,360
Nebraska
$40,960
Florida
$40,520
South Carolina
$40,440
Utah
$39,950
Mississippi
$39,870
Tennessee
$39,170
Arkansas
$38,980
North Carolina
$38,750
Kansas
$38,330
Oklahoma
$37,970
Nevada
$37,780
South Dakota
$37,420
Georgia
$37,120
Idaho
$36,980
Guam
$28,990
Puerto Rico
$18,040



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