$54750 per year
$26.32 an hour
Iron and Steel Workers with little to no experience tend to make between $29770 and $36500 while the more experienced ones make over $69530 per year.
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1 of the easiest ways to increase your salary as An Iron and Steel Worker is to move to a higher paying state like NJ. Right now, the highest paying states for Iron and Steel Workers are NJ, NY, IL, WA and RI.
However a higher pay at NJ doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the living expenses at NJ might be 2x higher than where you are currently at now.
3 other factors that can increase your salary as An Iron and Steel Worker is the degree you hold, the industry you work in and lastly the company you work for (bigger companies like the Fortune 500 companies tend to pay more).
Recommended degree level
High School Diploma (or GED)
We asked other Iron and Steel Workers what degree they had when they got the job and most of them said they had a High School Diploma followed by No degree.
Other than that we also asked them what did they major in and here are the most popular majors that came up.
Another popular question from our readers is what makes An Iron and Steel Worker successful or would they be good in this career.
Well, we found that most successful Iron and Steel Workers have these 5 skillsets.
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In addition to that, 1 common characteristic among successful Iron and Steel Workers is they are good at Dependability. Here are the top 5 common characteristics.
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= Hot in-demand that most employers are looking for
Best personality for this career
The Builders and The Thinkers
You can read more about these career personality types here.
People who are suitable for this job tends to like work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They like working with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the careers require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
They also like working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. They like searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
They build rough wooden structures, such as concrete forms, scaffolds, tunnel, bridge, or sewer supports, billboard signs, and temporary frame shelters, according to sketches, blueprints, or oral instructions.
They fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms using hammer; operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts; or inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces. Includes sheet metal duct installers who install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air conditioning, or other purposes.
They lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, and terra-cotta block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures.
They construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter’s hand tools and power tools.
They construct, assemble, maintain, and repair stationary steam boilers and boiler house auxiliaries. Align structures or plate sections to assemble boiler frame tanks or vats, following blueprints. Work involves use of hand and power tools, plumb bobs, levels, wedges, dogs, or turnbuckles. Assist in testing assembled vessels. Direct cleaning of boilers and boiler furnaces. Inspect and repair boiler fittings, such as safety valves, regulators, automatic-control mechanisms, water columns, and auxiliary machines.