Structural Iron and Steel Worker Salary Information in West Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,050
25th Percentile Wage
$46,670
50th Percentile Wage
$58,620
75th Percentile Wage
$69,300
90th Percentile Wage
$77,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for structural iron and steel workers in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,050.

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
$58,620
19.29% 5.70%
2016
$47,310
3.15% -
2015
$45,820
0.57% -
2014
$45,560
-8.47% -
2013
$49,420
-11.86% -
2012
$55,280
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of structural iron and steel workers in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of structural iron and steel workers in state of West Virginia ranges from $41,290 to $65,910. The highest paying area for structural iron and steel workers in West Virginia is Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $65,910. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Huntington-Ashland (mean annual salary $64,060). The lowest paying area is North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,290.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$65,910
Huntington-Ashland
$64,060
Wheeling
$58,250
Charleston
$58,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$46,550
Winchester
$44,640
Morgantown
$44,570
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$42,240
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$41,290




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