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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of structural iron and steel workers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
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|
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |