Structural iron & steel workers

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Total Workforce

57.4k

Average Age

41.7

Estimated Job Growth

12.8%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$55,275

Average Male Salary

$55,787

Average Female Salary

$40,999

About

Structural iron & steel workers are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Structural iron & steel workers was $55,275 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Structural iron & steel workers by wage are Artists & related workers, Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility, and Announcers.

Structural iron & steel workers are part of the Construction & Extraction Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers, Boilermakers, Carpenters, Carpet, floor, & tile installers & finishers, Cement masons, concrete finishers, & terrazzo workers, Construction laborers, Paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Construction equipment operators except paving, surfacing, & tamping equipment operators, Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers, Electricians, Glaziers, Insulation workers, Painters & paperhangers, Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, & steamfitters, Plasterers & stucco masons, Roofers, Sheet metal workers, Structural iron & steel workers, Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, & reinforcing iron & rebar workers, Helpers, construction trades, Construction & building inspectors, Elevator installers & repairers, Fence erectors, Hazardous materials removal workers, Highway maintenance workers, Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators, Earth drillers, except oil & gas, Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, & blasters, Mining machine operators, Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers, Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining, and Miscellaneous construction workers, including solar photovoltaic installers, septic tank servicers & sewer pipe cleaners

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

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 Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing. Structural iron & steel workers are paid most in El Cajon & Santee Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$55,275

AVERAGE SALARY

± $4,613

In 2017, Structural iron & steel workers earned an average of $55,275, $3,210 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility make somewhat more than Structural iron & steel workers while Artists & related workers 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

0.302

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Structural iron & steel workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.302, 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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Structural iron & steel workers, by average wage, are Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing, Construction, and Miscellaneous manufacturing, n.e.c. .

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Industries by Share

57.4k

2017 Workforce

± 5,880

-4.66%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 15%

The number of people employed as Structural iron & steel workers has been declining at a rate of -4.66%, from 60,191 people in 2016 to 57,385 people in 2017.

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  76.3%, followed by Miscellaneous manufacturing, n.e.c.  with 4.86% and Advertising, public relations & related services with 3.96%.

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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 41.6 and of female Structural iron & steel workers is 45.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Structural iron & steel workers is White.

Gender Composition

55.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,777

1.99k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,095

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

  2. Black

  3. Other

78.5% of Structural iron & steel workers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.31% of Structural iron & steel workers, Black 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

41.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.4

45.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.76

The median age of Structural iron & steel workers is 41.7, and Male employees are generally 4.04 years younger 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 false but a relatively high number of Structural iron & steel workers hold a major in false.

Majors

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

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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  3. false

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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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Structural iron & steel workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Structural iron & steel workers are expected to see a growth of 12.8% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

12.8%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Structural iron & steel workers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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