Construction worker on a lift guiding a beam into place that is held in mid-air by a crane

Structural Iron & 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.

Sample of reported job titles: Fitter, Fitter / Welder, Iron Worker, Iron Worker Foreman, Ironworker, Rigger, Steel Fabricator, Steel Worker, Structural Steel Erector, Tower Hand

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $15.65/hr (+21% from 2015)
  • 54 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2018-2023: 15%
  • Retirement Risk: Insufficient Data
  • Gender Diversity: 2% of Local Employees are Female

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*


Graphic Literacy
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Training and Prep

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.