Structural Ironworkers place and join steel girders, columns, and other pieces to form structural frameworks. They also may assemble precut metal buildings and the cranes and derricks that move materials and equipment around the construction site. Some ironworkers install precast walls or work with wood or composite materials.
Employment estimate and mean wages estimates are provided by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and O*Net OnLine sponsored by U.S. Department of Labor
Annual wages do not include overtime or benefits
Total estimated number of jobs in the United States
Estimated number of new job openings between 2020 to 2030
Structural Ironworkers Apprenticeships provide 5,600 to 6,000 hours of paid on-the-job learning.
A minimum of 537 hours of related instruction that includes OSHA, lift training, first aid/CPR, NCCER Core, Level One and additional NCCER Ironworker modules.
Apprentices earn industry-recognized credentials and certifications including NCCER, OSHA, lift operator, first aid/CPR certifications.