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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
18,360 5.2 % $26.28 $54,670 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.67 $18.08 $23.23 $32.58 $43.94
Annual Wage (2) $32,590 $37,600 $48,320 $67,760 $91,400


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 12,520 1.37 $26.17 $54,440
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,900 0.24 $26.99 $56,140
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 660 0.19 $31.34 $65,180
Utility System Construction 470 0.09 $30.00 $62,410
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 450 0.09 (8) (8)

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 12,520 1.37 $26.17 $54,440
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,900 0.24 $26.99 $56,140
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 660 0.19 $31.34 $65,180
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 450 0.09 (8) (8)
Utility System Construction 470 0.09 $30.00 $62,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 660 0.19 $31.34 $65,180
Utility System Construction 470 0.09 $30.00 $62,410
Residential Building Construction (8) (8) $29.38 $61,100
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,900 0.24 $26.99 $56,140
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 12,520 1.37 $26.17 $54,440


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 3,510 0.29 2.28 $23.73 $49,360
California 2,520 0.15 1.17 $21.58 $44,890
Florida 1,190 0.14 1.09 $20.16 $41,940
New York 1,180 0.13 1.00 $35.86 $74,600
Maryland 690 0.26 2.04 $21.89 $45,530




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 420 0.65 5.12 $35.19 $73,200
Nevada 580 0.43 3.38 $28.16 $58,580
Texas 3,510 0.29 2.28 $23.73 $49,360
Maryland 690 0.26 2.04 $21.89 $45,530
Utah 360 0.25 1.93 $25.58 $53,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 540 0.09 0.71 $44.47 $92,510
Oregon 110 0.06 0.44 $40.52 $84,280
New Jersey 440 0.11 0.86 $39.87 $82,930
New York 1,180 0.13 1.00 $35.86 $74,600
Washington 400 0.12 0.97 $35.27 $73,370





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-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,730 0.58 4.57 $23.53 $48,950
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,180 0.12 0.98 $35.97 $74,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 940 0.15 1.21 $19.90 $41,390
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 610 0.17 1.34 $24.31 $50,560
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 530 0.39 3.07 $21.17 $44,030
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 530 0.54 4.22 $27.63 $57,460
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 480 0.19 1.46 $19.76 $41,100
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 480 0.10 0.81 $46.43 $96,570
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 420 0.28 2.21 $22.45 $46,700
Urban Honolulu, HI 390 0.83 6.57 $35.68 $74,220




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)
Lake Charles, LA 110 0.93 7.32 $30.83 $64,130
Urban Honolulu, HI 390 0.83 6.57 $35.68 $74,220
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 120 0.74 5.80 $23.77 $49,440
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,730 0.58 4.57 $23.53 $48,950
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 530 0.54 4.22 $27.63 $57,460
Baton Rouge, LA 190 0.48 3.82 $28.69 $59,680
Colorado Springs, CO 110 0.39 3.09 $22.21 $46,190
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 530 0.39 3.07 $21.17 $44,030
Austin-Round Rock, TX 330 0.32 2.56 $20.21 $42,030
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 420 0.28 2.21 $22.45 $46,700




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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 480 0.10 0.81 $46.43 $96,570
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (8) (8) (8) $44.67 $92,920
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,180 0.12 0.98 $35.97 $74,820
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 390 0.19 1.53 $35.80 $74,470
Urban Honolulu, HI 390 0.83 6.57 $35.68 $74,220
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 180 0.09 0.72 $35.66 $74,170
St. Louis, MO-IL 250 0.18 1.42 $35.66 $74,160
Lake Charles, LA 110 0.93 7.32 $30.83 $64,130
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 120 0.04 0.34 $29.92 $62,230
Baton Rouge, LA 190 0.48 3.82 $28.69 $59,680

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)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 150 1.40 11.02 $20.55 $42,740

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 Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 150 1.40 11.02 $20.55 $42,740

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $45.03 $93,670
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $24.93 $51,840
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 150 1.40 11.02 $20.55 $42,740


About May 2018 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 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.

(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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019