Trades. Ironworkers.


These craftspeople possess nerves of steel, and have the vital responsibility of connecting and securing iron and steel components to build supporting structures and help complete buildings. They also help reinforce existing buildings, operate machinery and utilize welding fabrication techniques.


+412% Higher than minimum wage!
Benefits do not come out of your check.

$65.39/hr total

Benefits are above & beyond hourly wage!
Featuring premium health insurance.


Entry Level Salary


Average Salary


Experienced Salary


Increased Job Outlook (2016-2026)

Skills Needed

  • Manual dexterity
  • physical stamina
  • fast-paced thinking and reacting
  • hand/eye/foot coordination
  • comfortable with heights
  • blueprint reading and detail-oriented

Relevant Classes

  • Basic arithmetic
  • Geometry, drafting
  • Shop classes

Education & Training

  • 4-year apprentice program
  • 6,500 hours of on-the-job training
  • 876 classroom hours
  • 100% paid hours

Work Conditions

  • Both indoor and outdoor
  • nearly every facility and building type
  • varying weather
  • physically demanding
  • new and existing construction
  • working from heights

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