Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (47-2171)

Occupation description:  Position and secure steel bars or mesh in concrete forms in order to reinforce concrete. Use a variety of fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, and hand tools. Includes rod busters.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 18,70023,100 23.4440 290720

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 25.7714.2917.14 22.8932.3843.26

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
2512 48.025.0 18.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation8
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation4
UI claimants previously working in occupation12
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 35
Number of job position postings 224
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.2

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Apprenticeship