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Structural Steel Worker Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$47,012 (USD)

Average Salary

$23/hr

Average Hourly

$1,335

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Structural Steel Worker is $47,012 a year and $23 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Structural Steel Worker is between $34,913 and $57,057. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Structural Steel Worker. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • 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.
Structural Steel Worker Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Structural Iron and Steel Workers

Job family population: 74,420

Estimated population of Structural Steel Worker jobs: 17,426

Rate of error: 2.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$54,500
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Structural Steel Worker Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Welding - Structural
Jun 11
Elk Grove, IL, USA
Floyd Steel Erectors, Inc.
Experience working in a structural steel fabrication shop * Ability to mig weld steel beams, angles, plates, tubes, channels, etc. * Blueprint reading and ability to lay out steel per shop drawing ...
Welding - Structural
Jun 11
Schaumburg, IL, USA
Floyd Steel Erectors, Inc.
Experience working in a structural steel fabrication shop * Ability to mig weld steel beams, angles, plates, tubes, channels, etc. * Blueprint reading and ability to lay out steel per shop drawing ...
Welding - Structural
Jun 4
Wood Dale, IL, USA
Floyd Steel Erectors, Inc.
Experience working in a structural steel fabrication shop * Ability to mig weld steel beams, angles, plates, tubes, channels, etc. * Blueprint reading and ability to lay out steel per shop drawing ...
Production Worker
Apr 4
Chicago, IL, USA
Zekelman Industries
Wheatland Tube, a division of Zekelman Industries, has full-time Production Worker positions ... structural application-specific tubular steel products and solutions in the country. Producing ...
Welder Fabricator - Foreman
May 29
Hammond, Indiana, USA
Gables Search Group
... structural steel or miscellaneous steel industry. We would ideally like to see someone that has the ability to handle the day to day scheduling of work and workers throughout the shop to ensure ...
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