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Ironworkers Build California

North/Central California

Average yearly earnings

$43k - $70k

When you work beyond your scheduled 8-hour shift, you’ll receive overtime pay for those hours at a higher rate. Benefits of employment can include health, dental, and vision insurance, a retirement plan, life insurance, paid time off, and educational stipends to learn new skills. These perks can be valued at thousands of dollars annually.
+ overtime & benefits
Bay Area California

Average yearly earnings

$59k - $77k

When you work beyond your scheduled 8-hour shift, you’ll receive overtime pay for those hours at a higher rate. Benefits of employment can include health, dental, and vision insurance, a retirement plan, life insurance, paid time off, and educational stipends to learn new skills. These perks can be valued at thousands of dollars annually.
+ overtime & benefits
Southern California

Average yearly earnings

$47k - $80k

When you work beyond your scheduled 8-hour shift, you’ll receive overtime pay for those hours at a higher rate. Benefits of employment can include health, dental, and vision insurance, a retirement plan, life insurance, paid time off, and educational stipends to learn new skills. These perks can be valued at thousands of dollars annually.
+ overtime & benefits
Build California - Ironworkers

Ironworkers

Weld, cut, fabricate, and reinforce iron and steel to form the framework of buildings, bridges, and other structures.


AVERAGE WAGE

$23/hour +

Apprentice

$41/hour +

Journeyperson


Demand through 2026 : Steady

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • High School Diploma or GED High School Diploma or GED
  •  + 4 Years On-the-Job Training + 4 Years On-the-Job Training
  • + other requirements
+ other requirements

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In off-site shops, ironworkers fabricate the steel used on jobsites, or build ornamental finishings such as windows, walls, and stairs.

On jobsites, ironworkers will call on their physical strength and scale great heights to move, set, and connect steel components.

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