Ironworker Registered Apprenticeship

Raise, place, and unite iron or steel girders, columns, and other structural members to form completed structures or structural frameworks. May erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.

Training at a Glance

6400 hrs
On the Job
400 hrs

The apprentice must take and pass the Wisconsin Structural Steel Welders Certificate Test before completing the apprenticeship.

The apprentice must successfully complete a standard First Aid course, a standard CPR course, and a minimum of OSHA 10.

The apprentice must successfully complete the Transition to Trainer course in his/her final year.

WI Employment Outlook & Wages *

+9% Job outlook through
2026 in Wisconsin
$73,170 Experienced **
Level Salary

* Wisconsin Long Term Occupation Employment Projections, 2016-2026 (Statewide). Office of Economic Advisors, WI Department of Workforce Development, December 2018. & US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment Statistics, estimates May 2017.
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* * Average (mean) annual salary earned by the upper two-thirds of all workers in the selected location, occupation, and industry.
Actual salaries will vary by employer and other factors.

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