Iron Worker
Iron Worker
Iron Worker
Iron Worker
Iron Worker
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$60,500/ year*
Estimated Salary
$60,500
  /  year *
Estimated Salary
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Becoming an Iron Worker in New Mexico

Overview

An ironworker is a tradesman who works in the iron-working industry. Ironworkers assemble the structural framework in accordance with engineered drawings and install the metal support pieces for new buildings....also repair and renovate old structures using reinforced concrete and steel.
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$40,000/yr in New Mexico

Tools of the Trade

Spud
Spud
Bull Pin
Bull Pin
Bolt Bag
Bolt Bag
Beater
Beater
Scabbard
Scabbard
Sleever Bar
Sleever Bar
Spud
Spud
Bull Pin
Bull Pin
Bolt Bag
Bolt Bag
Beater
Beater
Scabbard
Scabbard

What Iron Workers Love About Their Trade

New challenges every day.
Using big cool tools.
It's a great lifestyle.

Characteristics

High Paying
Work Indoors
Not Customer Facing
Involves Calculation
Physically Challenging
Involves Climbing

Outlook

Optionality PotentialMedium
There are specializations within the trade.
Advancement PotentialHigh
Are able to work up within their small teams.
Demand ForecastHigh
All commercial construction is dependent on this trade.

Iron Worker Reviews
(183)

Colin R.
10+ Years of Experience
There's nothing more fulfilling than driving around my state and seeing all the buildings that I built. Iron work is tough work, but you cannot find more rewarding work. The...I made will be used by my grandkids grandkids. Nothing better than the satisfaction of a a big job well done. And the pay is amazing.
Jordan S.
3+ Years of Experience
Working in this trade is very rewarding. The work is satisfying, and the pay is excellent.
Mike M.
5+ Years of Experience
Ironworking is a brotherhood. We take pride in our work and we take care of each other. Great pay, great benefits, and there's nothing like topping off a big job...you've poured your efforts into.

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