Structural Iron and Steel Workers

4.6/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $26.36 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 77% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Finger Dexterity
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Structural Iron and Steel Workers' job openings is expected to rise 5.9% by 2030
'Structural Iron and Steel Workers' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Structural Iron and Steel Workers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Structural Iron and Steel Workers' was $54,830, or $26.36 hourly
'Structural Iron and Steel Workers' are paid 30.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 71,490 people employed as Structural Iron and Steel Workers.
This represents around 0.05% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Raise, place, and unite iron or steel girders, columns, and other structural members to form completed structures or structural frameworks. May erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.

SOC Code: 47-2221.00

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Diane says
What if there were spark plugs wouldn't that set fire to things easier?
Dec 16, 2020 at 09:05 PM

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