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Steel Erector Salary
in Connecticut, United States

$50,332 (USD)

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The average pay for a Steel Erector is $50,332 a year and $24 an hour in Connecticut, United States. The average salary range for a Steel Erector is between $37,379 and $61,087. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Steel Erector. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Connecticut, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Performs any combination of following duties to raise, place, and unite girders, columns, and other structural-steel members to form completed structures or structure frameworks, working as member of crew: sets up hoisting equipment for raising and placing structural-steel members.
  • Fastens steel members to cable of hoist, using chain, cable, or rope.
  • Signals worker operating hoisting equipment to lift and place steel member.
  • Guides member, using tab line (rope) or rides on member in order to guide it into position.
  • Pulls, pushes, or pries steel members into approximate position while member is supported by hoisting device.
  • Forces members into final position, using turnbuckles, crowbars, jacks, and handtools.
  • Aligns rivet holes in member with corresponding holes in previously placed member by driving drift pins or handle of wrench through holes.
  • Verifies vertical and horizontal alignment of members, using plumb bob and level.
  • Bolts aligned members to keep them in position until they can be permanently riveted, bolted, or welded in place.
  • Catches hot rivets tossed by rivet heater in bucket and inserts rivets in holes, using tongs.
  • Bucks (holds) rivets while riveter, pneumatic uses airhammer to form heads on rivets.
  • Cuts and welds steel members to make alterations, using oxyacetylene welding equipment.
  • May specialize in erecting or repairing specific types of structures and be designated bridge-maintenance worker; chimney builder, reinforced concrete; scaffold builder, metal; structural-steel-equipment.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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