Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

Position and secure steel bars or mesh in concrete forms in order to reinforce concrete. Use a variety of fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, and hand tools. Includes rod busters.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
18,530 5.6 % $26.35 $54,810 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.42 $16.69 $24.05 $34.52 $43.83
Annual Wage (2) $27,920 $34,710 $50,020 $71,800 $91,160


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 12,170 1.61 $27.07 $56,310
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,160 0.31 $25.11 $52,230
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,590 0.52 $25.19 $52,390
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 950 0.16 $26.16 $54,420
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 230 0.07 $22.59 $46,990

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 12,170 1.61 $27.07 $56,310
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,590 0.52 $25.19 $52,390
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,160 0.31 $25.11 $52,230
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 950 0.16 $26.16 $54,420
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 220 0.12 $20.47 $42,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 100 0.09 $32.61 $67,820
Building Equipment Contractors 130 0.01 $29.19 $60,710
Local Government (OES Designation) 60 (7) $27.16 $56,490
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 12,170 1.61 $27.07 $56,310
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 950 0.16 $26.16 $54,420


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 3,940 0.35 2.56 $20.63 $42,910
California 3,150 0.21 1.52 $29.01 $60,330
New York 1,550 0.18 1.28 $45.14 $93,900
Louisiana 690 0.36 2.64 $23.48 $48,840
Arizona 660 0.26 1.91 $20.30 $42,230



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 500 0.82 5.99 $30.37 $63,180
Louisiana 690 0.36 2.64 $23.48 $48,840
District of Columbia 250 0.36 2.65 $23.15 $48,150
Texas 3,940 0.35 2.56 $20.63 $42,910
New Mexico 240 0.31 2.25 $18.35 $38,170



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,550 0.18 1.28 $45.14 $93,900
Illinois 560 0.10 0.70 $35.19 $73,200
New Jersey 160 0.04 0.30 $34.67 $72,110
Massachusetts 120 0.04 0.27 $32.24 $67,070
Hawaii 500 0.82 5.99 $30.37 $63,180




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,420 0.50 3.64 $20.59 $42,820
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 820 0.37 2.69 $22.05 $45,870
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 710 0.56 4.10 $51.06 $106,210
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 620 0.11 0.83 $42.53 $88,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 600 0.15 1.09 $28.15 $58,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 540 0.23 1.64 $23.12 $48,100
Honolulu, HI 460 1.03 7.48 $30.98 $64,440
St. Louis, MO-IL 420 0.33 2.37 $28.34 $58,950
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 420 0.23 1.69 $17.67 $36,750
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.41 2.96 $29.23 $60,800



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Honolulu, HI 460 1.03 7.48 $30.98 $64,440
Albuquerque, NM 230 0.61 4.47 $18.60 $38,690
Columbia, SC 210 0.59 4.32 $25.66 $53,380
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 710 0.56 4.10 $51.06 $106,210
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,420 0.50 3.64 $20.59 $42,820
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.41 2.96 $29.23 $60,800
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 30 0.40 2.95 (8) (8)
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 200 0.37 2.68 $20.49 $42,620
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 820 0.37 2.69 $22.05 $45,870
El Paso, TX 100 0.36 2.61 $23.43 $48,740



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 710 0.56 4.10 $51.06 $106,210
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 620 0.11 0.83 $42.53 $88,470
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 340 0.09 0.67 $38.69 $80,480
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $38.47 $80,010
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.22 $35.85 $74,570
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $34.37 $71,500
Lancaster, PA (8) (8) (8) $33.55 $69,780
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.63 $65,790
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.25 $31.61 $65,750
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 70 0.08 0.59 $31.35 $65,220

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.52 3.82 $17.11 $35,590
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.63 4.62 $17.32 $36,020
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.14 $33.14 $68,920
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.15 $20.53 $42,710

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.63 4.62 $17.32 $36,020
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.52 3.82 $17.11 $35,590
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.14 $33.14 $68,920
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.15 $20.53 $42,710

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.14 $33.14 $68,920
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.16 1.15 $20.53 $42,710
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.56 $40,690
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.63 4.62 $17.32 $36,020
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.52 3.82 $17.11 $35,590


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015