Structural Iron and Steel Workers

Prospects: Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth
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. Excludes “Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers" (47-2171).

Current openings

Steel Fabricator 1
Steel Fitter 1

Number of positions

2012: 1,750    2014: 1,800

Annual job postings

New: 30    Replacement: 30
(Total: 60)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
High school diploma or equivalent

Work experience:

On-the-job training:

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.