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

  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.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 26.3214.3117.55 24.2833.4343.50
Alaska 30.1516.1123.33 31.5737.8043.42
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 30.7416.1824.10 33.3337.5942.10
Fairbanks North Star Borough 29.8715.8423.82 30.1337.8044.29

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
332114 34.335.6 22.7
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation102
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation71
UI claimants previously working in occupation110
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 222
Number of job position postings 9
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 24.7

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
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Fall Protection Authorized User
Fall Protection Competent Person / 015
OSHA Aerial Platform - Manlift in Alaska

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
Fall Protection