|Quick Facts: Ironworkers|
$57,160 per year
$27.48 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|4% (As fast as average)|
What Ironworkers Do
Ironworkers install structural and reinforcing iron and steel to form and support buildings, bridges, and roads.
Ironworkers perform physically demanding and dangerous work, often at great heights. Workers must wear safety equipment to reduce the risk of falls or other injuries.
How to Become an Ironworker
Most ironworkers learn through an apprenticeship or on-the-job training.
The median annual wage for reinforcing iron and rebar workers was $48,830 in May 2021.
The median annual wage for structural iron and steel workers was $58,550 in May 2021.
Overall employment of ironworkers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
About 9,400 openings for ironworkers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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More Information, Including Links to O*NET
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