Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
15,730 5.7 % $21.83 $45,400 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.87 $14.09 $18.27 $28.83 $36.15
Annual Wage (2) $24,690 $29,300 $37,990 $59,960 $75,190


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 9,750 1.44 $21.91 $45,570
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,580 0.40 $19.48 $40,520
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,380 0.46 $21.78 $45,310
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 510 0.09 $25.88 $53,830
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 360 0.11 $30.01 $62,420

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 9,750 1.44 $21.91 $45,570
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,380 0.46 $21.78 $45,310
Nonresidential Building Construction 2,580 0.40 $19.48 $40,520
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 130 0.13 $33.09 $68,840
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 360 0.11 $30.01 $62,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 130 0.13 $33.09 $68,840
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 360 0.11 $30.01 $62,420
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 510 0.09 $25.88 $53,830
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 9,750 1.44 $21.91 $45,570
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,380 0.46 $21.78 $45,310


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 3,860 0.37 3.06 $14.67 $30,510
California 1,420 0.10 0.82 $25.77 $53,610
Florida 870 0.12 1.00 $16.01 $33,310
New York 750 0.09 0.73 $34.13 $71,000
Illinois 550 0.10 0.80 $31.82 $66,190




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 220 0.38 3.09 $34.69 $72,150
Texas 3,860 0.37 3.06 $14.67 $30,510
Alabama 410 0.23 1.85 $15.60 $32,450
Nevada 250 0.22 1.83 $27.49 $57,170
Delaware 90 0.22 1.82 $31.44 $65,390




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 80 0.05 0.38 $35.15 $73,110
Hawaii 220 0.38 3.09 $34.69 $72,150
New York 750 0.09 0.73 $34.13 $71,000
Illinois 550 0.10 0.80 $31.82 $66,190
New Jersey 150 0.04 0.33 $31.58 $65,700





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-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,240 0.48 3.95 $14.97 $31,140
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 890 0.44 3.57 $13.90 $28,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 480 0.22 1.76 $17.15 $35,680
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 380 0.22 1.83 $27.95 $58,140
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 380 0.48 3.92 $15.36 $31,940
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 350 0.10 0.79 $35.08 $72,970
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 290 0.25 2.07 $31.28 $65,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 0.58 $21.28 $44,260
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 240 0.30 2.46 $27.50 $57,190
Honolulu, HI 220 0.51 4.19 $34.69 $72,150




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)
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 140 0.67 5.47 $26.17 $54,440
Syracuse, NY 160 0.52 4.28 $26.38 $54,870
Honolulu, HI 220 0.51 4.19 $34.69 $72,150
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,240 0.48 3.95 $14.97 $31,140
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 380 0.48 3.92 $15.36 $31,940
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 890 0.44 3.57 $13.90 $28,900
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 60 0.37 3.04 $23.21 $48,270
Baton Rouge, LA 130 0.36 2.92 $19.65 $40,860
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 80 0.32 2.63 $30.49 $63,420
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 240 0.30 2.46 $27.50 $57,190




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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 350 0.10 0.79 $35.08 $72,970
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.03 0.28 $35.03 $72,870
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $34.89 $72,570
Honolulu, HI 220 0.51 4.19 $34.69 $72,150
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.25 2.00 $33.79 $70,280
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.26 $33.02 $68,680
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 40 0.07 0.60 $32.74 $68,090
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $31.36 $65,230
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 290 0.25 2.07 $31.28 $65,070
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 80 0.32 2.63 $30.49 $63,420

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)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 2.55 $15.88 $33,030

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)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 2.55 $15.88 $33,030

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)
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 2.55 $15.88 $33,030
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.96 $29,030


About May 2011 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 mean 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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