Ironworker



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

  • Time to Complete: Approx. 3 years
  • On the job time: 6400 hours
  • Related Instruction Time: 400 hours
  • Additional Training: Take and pass the Wisconsin Structural Steel Welders Certificate Test before completing the apprenticeship, Complete First Aid, CPR course and a minimum of OSHA 10, Transition to Trainer.

Wisconsin Employment Outlook & Wages*

  • Job Outlook through 2026 in Wisconsin: +9%
  • Experienced Level Salary: $73,170

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 * 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. Reports can be viewed on DWD's premiere source for Labor Market Information, WisConomy.com.

* * 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.