Becoming an Ironworker

What does a Ironworker do?

Ironworkers install and erect reinforcing iron and structural steel in concrete construction in new buildings, bridges, and roads. They erect equipment, rig, and install fabricated building components. They also weld various metals such as aluminum, sash, brass, bronze, and plastic for fabrication and ornamental purposes. Ironworkers often work in confined spaces and/or at great heights.

Where does an Ironworker work?
  • Bridges
  • Sports stadiums
  • Industrial and commercial buildings
  • Large residential buildings
Contact

Ironworkers
Milwaukee Area
Ironworkers Local #8
12034 W. Adler Ln | Milwaukee, WI 53214
p (414) 476-9372
www.iwl8.org

Madison Area
Iron Workers Local #383
5501 Manufacturers Dr | Madison, WI 53704
p (608) 210-7903
www.iron383.com

Or visit www.ironworkers.org/become-an-ironworker/findalocal/

Am I qualified?
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must have a sincere interest in the trade
  • Must be able to physically perform the work required
What can I expect while training?
  • Program is approximately 4 years
  • On-the-job training with an experienced Journeyman
  • You must pass a preliminary test
  • Some travel may be required

Wage Rates 2021 – 2022 (Hourly)

Location
Wage
Fringe
Total
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
$40.57
$28.82
$69.39
Northeastern Wisconsin
$38.25
$27.40
$65.65
Northern Wisconsin
$-
$-
$-
South Central Wisconsin
$37.75
$28.64
$66.39
Southeastern Wisconsin
$40.57
$28.82
$69.39
Western Wisconsin
$37.96
$25.90
$63.86