SOC Code 47-2221 - Structural Iron and Steel Workers

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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.


SOC Code 47-2221 - Structural Iron and Steel Workers is a a final level code of the “Construction and Extraction Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 76,570 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $28.45 and average Annual Wage of $59,170.

Occupation Examples

  • Bridge Ironworker
  • Construction Ironworker
  • Iron Guardrail Installer
  • Metal Tank Erector
  • Ornamental Ironworker
  • Pre-Engineered Metal Building Ironworker
  • Precast Concrete Ironworker
  • Steel Fabricator
  • Steel Fitter
  • Structural Steel Erector
  • Wind Turbine Erector

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