Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Structural Iron and Steel Workers (47-2221)

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).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 157 171 8.92 5 15 21
United States 80100 89300 0.0 2400 7600 10900
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 28.20 16.02 19.71 26.36 35.48 45.26
Alaska 36.93 24.94 32.72 37.11 42.09 48.50
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 36.58 24.72 32.56 36.77 41.07 48.16

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.