• Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 46,480
    $36,100 range bar $52,250
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers install reinforcing iron and steel to form and support bridges, roads, and other structures.

What do they typically do

  • Place blocks under rebar to hold the bars off the deck when reinforcing floors
  • Determine quantities, sizes, shapes, and locations of reinforcing rods from blueprints, sketches, or oral instructions
  • Weld steel rods with arc-welding equipment
  • Cut rods to required lengths, using metal shears, hacksaws, bar cutters, or acetylene torches
  • Bend steel rods with hand tools or rod-bending machines
  • Position and secure steel bars, rods, cables, or mesh in concrete forms, using fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, or hand tools
  • Cut and fit wire mesh or fabric, using hooked rods, and position fabric or mesh in concrete to reinforce concrete
  • Space and fasten together rods in forms according to blueprints, using wire and pliers

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.0%
Job Openings 42

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