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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 173174 0.65 1318
United States 70,20079,200 12.82,200 5,6008,700

Job outlook

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


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 27.3715.0318.51 25.3034.8144.38
Alaska 32.1122.8327.71 33.3037.4140.06
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 34.0724.6733.23 35.7238.2239.72

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

 Degree
Alaska Ironworkers   (Anchorage)
Ironworkers

 Degree
American Health and Safety, LLC   (Fairbanks)
Aerial Lift/Man Lift Training

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Fall Protection Authorized User
Fall Protection Competent Person / 015
Fall Protection, Introduction to Industrial Rescue/014
OSHA Aerial Platform - Manlift in Alaska

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Fall Protection