Structural iron & steel workers

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Total Workforce
52.6k
Average Age
40.2
Average Salary
$54,575
Average Male Salary
$55,295
Average Female Salary
$34,891

About

Structural iron & steel workers are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Structural iron & steel workers was $54,575 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Structural iron & steel workers by wage are Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, and Media and communication workers, all other.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Structural iron & steel workers are Sussex County PUMA, NJ. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Structural iron & steel workers are Sussex County PUMA, NJ.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Structural iron & steel workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Structural iron & steel workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Structural iron & steel workers, by average wage, is Construction. Structural iron & steel workers are paid most in Sussex County PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Sussex County PUMA, NJ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$54,575
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,673

In 2018, Structural iron & steel workers earned an average of $54,575, $686 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers make somewhat more than Structural iron & steel workers while Telecommunications line installers & repairers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Structural iron & steel workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.264
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Structural iron & steel workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.264, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Structural iron & steel workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Structural iron & steel workers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Structural iron & steel workers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Structural iron & steel workers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Structural iron & steel workers, by number of employees, are Construction, Miscellaneous manufacturing, n.e.c. , and Advertising, public relations & related services.

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Industries by Share

52.6k
2018 Workforce
± 5,627
-8.42%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 16.2%

The number of people employed as Structural iron & steel workers has been declining at a rate of -8.42%, from 57,385 people in 2017 to 52,554 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Structural iron & steel workers employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Structural iron & steel workers at  74.5%, followed by Miscellaneous manufacturing, n.e.c.  with 8.24% and Advertising, public relations & related services with 4.65%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Structural iron & steel workers in the US. The average age of male Structural iron & steel workers in the workforce is 40.2 and of female Structural iron & steel workers is 38.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Structural iron & steel workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

50.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 5,527
1.86k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,058

96.5% of Structural iron & steel workers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Structural iron & steel workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Structural iron & steel workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

67.6% of Structural iron & steel workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 14.5% of Structural iron & steel workers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Structural iron & steel workers.

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Age by Gender

40.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.28
38.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 9.1

The median age of Structural iron & steel workers is 40.2, and Male employees are generally 1.69 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Structural iron & steel workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Structural iron & steel workers is Business but a relatively high number of Structural iron & steel workers hold a major in Business.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degree-majorss. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree-majors obtained.
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Structural iron & steel workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Structural iron & steel workers need many skills, but most especially Coordination, Operation Monitoring, and Operation and Control. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Structural iron & steel workers need more than the average amount of Installation, Operation and Control, and Equipment Selection.

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