The median annual wage for reinforcing iron and rebar workers was $48,010 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $27,760, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $91,240.
The median annual wage for structural iron and steel workers was $50,490 in May 2015.
The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,770, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $90,490.
The starting pay for apprentices is usually between 50 percent and 55 percent of what journeymen ironworkers make. They receive pay increases as they learn to do more.
The vast majority of ironworkers work full time. Structural ironworkers who work at great heights do not work during wet, icy, or extremely windy conditions. Reinforcing ironworkers may be limited by any kind of precipitation.