Structural Iron and Steel Workers (47-2221)

Occupation 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. Excludes Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (47-2171).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 226230 1.80 44
United States 61,40064,200 4.5270 1,0201,300

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 26.9414.6317.93 24.9134.2444.15
Alaska 30.4618.0525.64 32.2836.4339.07
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 28.8115.3619.63 33.0636.4138.41

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
25554 21.235.6 24.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation81
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation45
UI claimants previously working in occupation115
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 255
Number of job position postings 5
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 51.0

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

Training Resources

Alaska Ironworkers   (Anchorage)

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
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OSHA Aerial Platform - Manlift in Alaska

Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
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