• Structural Iron and Steel Workers
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 49,670
    $37,600 range bar $57,400
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Structural Iron and Steel Workers install structural iron and steel to form and support bridges, roads, and other structures.

What do they typically do

  • Align beams and girders into position
  • Unload and stack prefabricated steel so that it can be lifted easily with slings
  • Use metal shears, torches, and welding equipment to cut, bend, and weld the steel
  • Signal crane operators for positioning the structural steel
  • Connect columns, beams, and girders with bolts or by welding them into place
  • Stand on beams or girders to help position pieces that are being lifted
  • Check vertical and horizontal alignment of the structural steel
  • Use a crane to lift steel beams, girders, and columns into place

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.1%
Job Openings 179

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