Structural Iron and Steel Worker Salary Information in Wisconsin

The average annual and hourly salaries for structural iron and steel workers in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of structural iron and steel workers among Wisconsin 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Structural Iron and Steel Workers in Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,240
25th Percentile Wage
$53,000
50th Percentile Wage
$68,210
75th Percentile Wage
$76,420
90th Percentile Wage
$81,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for structural iron and steel workers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $81,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,240.

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
$68,210
0.23% 10.97%
2016
$68,050
0.66% -
2015
$67,600
2.38% -
2014
$65,990
7.50% -
2013
$61,040
0.51% -
2012
$60,730
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of structural iron and steel workers in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of structural iron and steel workers in state of Wisconsin ranges from $37,290 to $92,310. The highest paying area for structural iron and steel workers in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $92,310. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $74,340). The lowest paying area is Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,290.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$92,310
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$74,340
Duluth
$72,410
Eau Claire
$72,110
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$72,100
La Crosse
$71,080
Madison
$67,950
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$64,090
Appleton
$60,940
Janesville
$51,890
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$48,440
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$37,290




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