Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
20,020 5.6 % $25.77 $53,600 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.29 $17.14 $22.89 $32.38 $43.26
Annual Wage (2) $29,720 $35,650 $47,600 $67,340 $89,980


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 12,780 1.51 $25.32 $52,670
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,120 0.41 $27.48 $57,160
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 960 0.29 $29.73 $61,840
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 660 0.10 $28.23 $58,720
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 410 0.11 $25.59 $53,230

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 12,780 1.51 $25.32 $52,670
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,120 0.41 $27.48 $57,160
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 960 0.29 $29.73 $61,840
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 410 0.11 $25.59 $53,230
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 190 0.10 $18.47 $38,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $37.47 $77,930
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 960 0.29 $29.73 $61,840
Utility System Construction (8) (8) $28.60 $59,490
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 660 0.10 $28.23 $58,720
Nonresidential Building Construction 3,120 0.41 $27.48 $57,160


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 4,100 0.35 2.45 $21.00 $43,680
California 3,630 0.23 1.59 $25.59 $53,220
Florida 980 0.12 0.84 $19.01 $39,530
Louisiana 790 0.41 2.88 $26.28 $54,660
New York 750 0.08 0.58 $40.72 $84,690




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 500 0.80 5.58 $34.71 $72,200
Louisiana 790 0.41 2.88 $26.28 $54,660
Texas 4,100 0.35 2.45 $21.00 $43,680
District of Columbia 180 0.26 1.84 $21.41 $44,540
New Mexico 190 0.24 1.68 $27.29 $56,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 560 0.14 0.99 $40.92 $85,120
New York 750 0.08 0.58 $40.72 $84,690
Illinois 610 0.10 0.73 $39.38 $81,910
Indiana 250 0.08 0.57 $38.36 $79,800
Hawaii 500 0.80 5.58 $34.71 $72,200





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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,590 0.54 3.81 $22.48 $46,760
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 780 0.32 2.25 $17.86 $37,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 730 0.29 2.06 $24.58 $51,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 640 0.15 1.07 $28.07 $58,380
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 630 0.10 0.67 $42.72 $88,850
Austin-Round Rock, TX 580 0.60 4.20 $19.29 $40,130
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 570 0.41 2.86 $28.10 $58,450
Urban Honolulu, HI 500 1.08 7.59 $34.75 $72,280
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 470 0.35 2.43 $24.05 $50,030
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 460 0.30 2.08 $20.34 $42,310




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)
Urban Honolulu, HI 500 1.08 7.59 $34.75 $72,280
Baton Rouge, LA 430 1.08 7.54 $29.10 $60,520
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 80 0.61 4.28 (8) (8)
Austin-Round Rock, TX 580 0.60 4.20 $19.29 $40,130
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 90 0.58 4.06 $22.70 $47,220
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,590 0.54 3.81 $22.48 $46,760
Bakersfield, CA 140 0.47 3.27 $23.08 $48,000
Albuquerque, NM 180 0.46 3.22 $27.99 $58,230
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 570 0.41 2.86 $28.10 $58,450
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 60 0.39 2.75 $20.01 $41,620




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)
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $45.43 $94,500
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 50 0.19 1.35 $43.33 $90,130
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 630 0.10 0.67 $42.72 $88,850
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 450 0.12 0.86 $42.65 $88,720
Urban Honolulu, HI 500 1.08 7.59 $34.75 $72,280
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.28 1.95 $32.58 $67,770
St. Louis, MO-IL 290 0.22 1.51 $32.52 $67,640
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 340 0.21 1.50 $31.97 $66,500
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 270 0.29 2.05 $30.51 $63,460
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $30.24 $62,900

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)
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.40 2.78 $35.57 $73,980

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)
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.40 2.78 $35.57 $73,980

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)
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.40 2.78 $35.57 $73,980
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.80 $53,670


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017