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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
18,870 5.7 % $26.27 $54,650 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.83 $18.81 $23.60 $31.04 $43.17
Annual Wage (2) $32,930 $39,130 $49,100 $64,550 $89,790


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 13,490 1.44 $25.82 $53,700
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,460 0.17 $26.92 $55,990
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 960 0.14 $25.99 $54,070
Utility System Construction 820 0.14 $28.01 $58,270
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 410 0.12 $34.30 $71,340

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 13,490 1.44 $25.82 $53,700
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,460 0.17 $26.92 $55,990
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 960 0.14 $25.99 $54,070
Utility System Construction 820 0.14 $28.01 $58,270
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 410 0.12 $34.30 $71,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 80 0.06 $39.59 $82,350
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 410 0.12 $34.30 $71,340
Residential Building Construction 90 0.01 $31.03 $64,540
Utility System Construction 820 0.14 $28.01 $58,270
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,460 0.17 $26.92 $55,990


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 3,870 0.31 2.42 $24.50 $50,960
California 2,330 0.13 1.04 $21.55 $44,830
Florida 2,220 0.25 1.96 $20.88 $43,440
New York 1,280 0.13 1.05 $38.39 $79,860
Virginia 700 0.18 1.41 $22.91 $47,650




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 330 0.52 4.06 $36.17 $75,230
District of Columbia 380 0.52 4.07 $26.09 $54,260
Texas 3,870 0.31 2.42 $24.50 $50,960
Utah 410 0.28 2.15 $26.53 $55,180
Nevada 380 0.28 2.15 $24.31 $50,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $45.41 $94,440
Oregon 80 0.04 0.33 $41.67 $86,670
New York 1,280 0.13 1.05 $38.39 $79,860
New Jersey 460 0.11 0.88 $36.48 $75,870
Massachusetts 300 0.08 0.65 $36.21 $75,310





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,380 0.14 1.11 $37.33 $77,650
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,050 0.40 3.10 $19.88 $41,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 990 0.16 1.23 $17.41 $36,220
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 980 0.27 2.09 $23.61 $49,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 770 0.24 1.88 $25.14 $52,300
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 380 0.25 1.96 $23.57 $49,020
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 350 0.35 2.70 $23.41 $48,690
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 330 0.24 1.86 $22.63 $47,080
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 320 0.25 1.92 $23.30 $48,460
Urban Honolulu, HI 310 0.69 5.33 $36.57 $76,060




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lake Charles, LA 90 0.81 6.28 $31.79 $66,130
Urban Honolulu, HI 310 0.69 5.33 $36.57 $76,060
Baton Rouge, LA 270 0.68 5.28 $30.75 $63,960
Odessa, TX 50 0.60 4.67 $23.10 $48,040
Colorado Springs, CO 170 0.58 4.49 $19.82 $41,220
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 80 0.50 3.86 $25.11 $52,230
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,050 0.40 3.10 $19.88 $41,350
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 350 0.35 2.70 $23.41 $48,690
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 310 0.31 2.37 $23.29 $48,450
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 980 0.27 2.09 $23.61 $49,110




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $46.26 $96,220
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 200 0.07 0.54 $41.69 $86,710
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 170 0.06 0.46 $37.69 $78,400
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,380 0.14 1.11 $37.33 $77,650
Urban Honolulu, HI 310 0.69 5.33 $36.57 $76,060
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 270 0.13 1.03 $35.90 $74,670
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $34.76 $72,310
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 140 0.16 1.23 $32.17 $66,920
Lake Charles, LA 90 0.81 6.28 $31.79 $66,130
Baton Rouge, LA 270 0.68 5.28 $30.75 $63,960

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 220 2.06 16.03 $21.41 $44,540
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.85 6.62 $25.24 $52,500
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.28 $17.66 $36,720

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 220 2.06 16.03 $21.41 $44,540
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.85 6.62 $25.24 $52,500
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.28 $17.66 $36,720

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

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 170 0.85 6.62 $25.24 $52,500
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 220 2.06 16.03 $21.41 $44,540
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.94 $37,310
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.28 $17.66 $36,720


About May 2019 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.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020