Average Hourly Wage of Iron & Steel Workers, By State

Structural iron and steel workers often work from great heights when installing the structural and reinforcing steel and iron on buildings, bridges, and other structures. From 2016 to 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects overall employment of ironworkers to grow 13%, which is higher than the average growth rate of all industries.  That's good news if you're currently and iron worker or about to become one.

With that growth assumption in mind, let's take a look at how much steel and iron workers are currently being paid in each state.

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Average Hourly Wage of Drywall Installers, By State

Drywall, gypsum, sheet rock, wall board, or whatever you call it, has to be installed by someone, so who better than a drywall installer? Some drywallers install the board and also tape and mud the joints, but others only hang the board.  

When sanding, drywallers are exposed to a lot of dust, including silica in some cases, which they need to be protected from.  The Center for Disease Control suggests using a vaccuum sander or pole sanding to reduce worker's exposure to harmful dust particles

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