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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers



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).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 36035$42.25/hr$27.69/hr$39.14/hr$42.16/hr$48.89/hr$49.69/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction540$41.78/hr
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services20$20.41/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State 10$29.86/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 20$37.90/hr4.3%
Southwest Minnesota 20$30.12/hr8.5%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$38.92/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 30$31.74/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 40$38.21/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 40$31.72/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 70$24.44/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 80$41.05/hr8.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 360$42.16/hr6.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 420$42.16/hrN/A
Minnesota 570$41.21/hr6.2%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 110$39.63/hr-2.7%
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers N/A$39.00/hrN/A
Roofers 1,720$26.34/hr5.8%
Construction Laborers 18,200$23.68/hr7.1%
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 830$24.07/hr3.9%
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 850$32.88/hr3.7%
Carpenters 17,130$29.41/hr1.3%
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 1,370$39.00/hr-5.2%
Plasterers and Stucco Masons 220$34.46/hrN/A
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 710$24.41/hr0.0%


  • Read specifications or blueprints to determine the locations, quantities, or sizes of materials required.
  • Connect columns, beams, and girders with bolts, following blueprints and instructions from supervisors.
  • Read specifications or blueprints to determine the locations, quantities, or sizes of materials required.
  • Hold rivets while riveters use air hammers to form heads on rivets.
  • Verify vertical and horizontal alignment of structural steel members, using plumb bobs, laser equipment, transits, or levels.
  • Pull, push, or pry structural steel members into approximate positions for bolting into place.
  • Erect metal or precast concrete components for structures, such as buildings, bridges, dams, towers, storage tanks, fences, or highway guard rails.
  • Bolt aligned structural steel members in position for permanent riveting, bolting, or welding into place.
  • Connect columns, beams, and girders with bolts, following blueprints and instructions from supervisors.
  • Bolt aligned structural steel members in position for permanent riveting, bolting, or welding into place.