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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

Position and secure steel bars or mesh in concrete forms in order to reinforce concrete. Use a variety of fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, and hand tools. Includes rod busters.


National estimates for Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
Industry profile for Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
Geographic profile for Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

National estimates for Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
18,680 6.3 % $ 26.30 $ 54,700 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.84 $ 19.48 $ 23.75 $ 30.72 $ 42.49
Annual Wage (2) $ 32,940 $ 40,520 $ 49,390 $ 63,900 $ 88,380


Industry profile for Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 13,690 1.48 $ 26.30 $ 54,710
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,230 0.15 $ 25.84 $ 53,750
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,030 0.15 $ 26.63 $ 55,400
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 640 0.13 (8) (8)
Utility System Construction 550 0.10 $ 27.52 $ 57,250

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 13,690 1.48 $ 26.30 $ 54,710
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,230 0.15 $ 25.84 $ 53,750
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,030 0.15 $ 26.63 $ 55,400
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 640 0.13 (8) (8)
Utility System Construction 550 0.10 $ 27.52 $ 57,250

Top paying industries for Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 50 0.04 $ 35.64 $ 74,130
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 240 0.07 $ 29.56 $ 61,480
Utility System Construction 550 0.10 $ 27.52 $ 57,250
Building Finishing Contractors 30 (7) $ 26.64 $ 55,420
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,030 0.15 $ 26.63 $ 55,400


Geographic profile for Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 4,420 0.36 2.72 $ 23.49 $ 48,860
California 2,550 0.16 1.15 $ 22.77 $ 47,360
Florida 1,900 0.23 1.68 $ 21.86 $ 45,470
New York 910 0.10 0.78 $ 34.24 $ 71,230
Virginia 890 0.24 1.80 $ 24.10 $ 50,130




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 310 0.54 3.99 $ 36.27 $ 75,450
District of Columbia 340 0.49 3.64 $ 25.75 $ 53,560
Texas 4,420 0.36 2.72 $ 23.49 $ 48,860
Nevada 370 0.29 2.19 $ 24.80 $ 51,590
Utah 390 0.26 1.95 $ 26.69 $ 55,510




Top paying states for Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 630 0.11 0.83 $ 51.15 $ 106,400
Washington 210 0.07 0.49 $ 40.10 $ 83,400
Oregon 90 0.05 0.36 $ 38.83 $ 80,760
New Jersey 390 0.10 0.77 $ 38.70 $ 80,490
Massachusetts 180 0.05 0.39 $ 38.63 $ 80,350





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,540 0.52 3.85 $ 25.08 $ 52,180
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,170 0.33 2.44 $ 21.96 $ 45,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,090 0.19 1.40 $ 18.16 $ 37,760
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,010 0.11 0.85 $ 34.06 $ 70,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 860 0.29 2.12 $ 25.14 $ 52,280
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 710 0.28 2.10 $ 20.83 $ 43,340
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 570 0.13 0.98 $ 52.28 $ 108,740
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 390 0.33 2.45 $ 24.54 $ 51,040
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 370 0.29 2.17 $ 28.51 $ 59,300
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 360 0.40 2.98 $ 24.67 $ 51,320




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado Springs, CO 200 0.71 5.32 $ 20.71 $ 43,070
Urban Honolulu, HI 290 0.70 5.18 $ 36.69 $ 76,310
Corpus Christi, TX 120 0.64 4.78 $ 28.45 $ 59,170
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 100 0.64 4.76 $ 25.25 $ 52,510
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,540 0.52 3.85 $ 25.08 $ 52,180
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 360 0.40 2.98 $ 24.67 $ 51,320
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 330 0.34 2.50 $ 23.55 $ 48,990
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 390 0.33 2.45 $ 24.54 $ 51,040
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,170 0.33 2.44 $ 21.96 $ 45,690
Lake Charles, LA 30 0.32 2.42 $ 29.92 $ 62,240




Top paying metropolitan areas for Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 570 0.13 0.98 $ 52.28 $ 108,740
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 210 0.11 0.79 $ 40.10 $ 83,410
Urban Honolulu, HI 290 0.70 5.18 $ 36.69 $ 76,310
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 110 0.04 0.31 $ 36.38 $ 75,660
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $ 35.62 $ 74,080
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 270 0.10 0.74 $ 34.41 $ 71,570
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,010 0.11 0.85 $ 34.06 $ 70,840
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 240 0.10 0.78 $ 31.61 $ 65,750
Lake Charles, LA 30 0.32 2.42 $ 29.92 $ 62,240
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $ 28.85 $ 60,010

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 220 2.15 16.02 $ 20.98 $ 43,630
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.14 (8) (8)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 220 2.15 16.02 $ 20.98 $ 43,630
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.14 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 26.26 $ 54,620
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 220 2.15 16.02 $ 20.98 $ 43,630


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021