Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
18,480 5.5 % $26.09 $54,270 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.80 $17.30 $22.52 $33.43 $44.75
Annual Wage (2) $30,770 $35,980 $46,850 $69,530 $93,070


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 11,840 1.35 $25.29 $52,610
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,730 0.35 $29.32 $60,980
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 680 0.20 $33.17 $68,990
Utility System Construction 490 0.10 $29.82 $62,020
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 380 0.08 $19.82 $41,230

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 11,840 1.35 $25.29 $52,610
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,730 0.35 $29.32 $60,980
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 270 0.24 $29.90 $62,180
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 680 0.20 $33.17 $68,990
Utility System Construction 490 0.10 $29.82 $62,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 680 0.20 $33.17 $68,990
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 270 0.24 $29.90 $62,180
Utility System Construction 490 0.10 $29.82 $62,020
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,730 0.35 $29.32 $60,980
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 330 0.05 $28.20 $58,660


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 4,200 0.35 2.72 $22.09 $45,950
California 2,500 0.15 1.16 $22.10 $45,960
Florida 1,110 0.13 1.01 $18.98 $39,470
Maryland 850 0.32 2.47 $24.32 $50,590
New York 780 0.08 0.65 $43.72 $90,940




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 350 0.55 4.25 $36.26 $75,420
Texas 4,200 0.35 2.72 $22.09 $45,950
Nevada 420 0.32 2.47 $29.87 $62,120
Maryland 850 0.32 2.47 $24.32 $50,590
Idaho 170 0.24 1.87 $22.84 $47,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 780 0.08 0.65 $43.72 $90,940
Illinois 640 0.11 0.83 $41.49 $86,290
New Jersey 510 0.13 0.98 $39.68 $82,530
Kansas 60 0.04 0.33 $36.40 $75,710
Hawaii 350 0.55 4.25 $36.26 $75,420



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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 1,830 0.62 4.82 $22.84 $47,510
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 680 0.10 0.79 $44.63 $92,820
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 600 0.24 1.85 $18.24 $37,940
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 490 0.36 2.78 $21.11 $43,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 470 0.19 1.43 $27.65 $57,510
Austin-Round Rock, TX 460 0.46 3.58 $20.66 $42,960
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 440 0.12 0.93 $44.96 $93,510
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.25 1.95 $17.61 $36,630
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 390 0.27 2.10 $25.94 $53,960
Urban Honolulu, HI 350 0.75 5.79 $36.36 $75,630


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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 350 0.75 5.79 $36.36 $75,630
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,830 0.62 4.82 $22.84 $47,510
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 100 0.60 4.66 $23.38 $48,640
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 80 0.55 4.21 $23.45 $48,780
Austin-Round Rock, TX 460 0.46 3.58 $20.66 $42,960
Bakersfield, CA 110 0.37 2.86 $23.66 $49,210
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 490 0.36 2.78 $21.11 $43,900
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 330 0.35 2.67 $29.31 $60,970
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 390 0.27 2.10 $25.94 $53,960
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.25 1.95 $17.61 $36,630


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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) $46.30 $96,310
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 440 0.12 0.93 $44.96 $93,510
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 680 0.10 0.79 $44.63 $92,820
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $36.71 $76,370
Urban Honolulu, HI 350 0.75 5.79 $36.36 $75,630
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $36.01 $74,890
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 0.28 $34.25 $71,250
Baton Rouge, LA (8) (8) (8) $33.46 $69,590
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 330 0.20 1.55 $33.39 $69,460
Albuquerque, NM (8) (8) (8) $31.68 $65,890

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 3.17 $44.01 $91,530

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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 3.17 $44.01 $91,530

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 Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 3.17 $44.01 $91,530
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.16 $41,930


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018