Structural iron & steel workers

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2019 Workforce
67.1k
Average Age
40.3
Estimated Job Growth
4.68%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$54,628
Average Male Salary
$54,687
Average Female Salary
$50,202

About

Structural iron & steel workers are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Structural iron & steel workers was $54,628 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Structural iron & steel workers by wage are Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility, Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers, and Surveying & mapping technicians.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Structural iron & steel workers are Orange County (Northwest) PUMA, NY, Hibbing & Cloquet Cities PUMA, MN, and Troy City PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Structural iron & steel workers are Orange County (Northwest) PUMA, NY, Hibbing & Cloquet Cities PUMA, MN, and Troy City PUMA, NY.

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 Sussex County PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Orange County (Northwest) PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$54,628
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,794

In 2019, Structural iron & steel workers earned an average of $54,628, $896 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility make somewhat more than Structural iron & steel workers while Electric motor, power tool, & related 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

0.253
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Structural iron & steel workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.253, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 Structural metals, & boiler, tank, & shipping container manufacturing .

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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

67.1k
2019 Workforce
± 6,356
27.6%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 11.2%

The number of people employed as Structural iron & steel workers has been growing at a rate of 27.6%, from 52,554 people in 2018 to 67,061 people in 2019.

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  74.4%, followed by Miscellaneous manufacturing, n.e.c.  with 6.72% and Structural metals, & boiler, tank, & shipping container manufacturing  with 4.4%.

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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 40.3 and of female Structural iron & steel workers is 41, and the most common race/ethnicity for Structural iron & steel workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

66.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,315
877
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 727

98.7% 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. Black (Non-Hispanic)

67.9% of Structural iron & steel workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.6% 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

40.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.17
41
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 10.7

The median age of Structural iron & steel workers is 40.3, and Male employees are generally 0.781 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 Business but a relatively high number of Structural iron & steel workers hold a major in Business.

Majors

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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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Structural Iron and Steel Workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Structural Iron and Steel Workers are expected to see a growth of 4.68% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Structural Iron and Steel Workers.
4.68%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Structural Iron and Steel Workers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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