Steel Erector

Steel erectors fit and erect structural metal framework for buildings and other structures such as metal chimneys.


  • Checks alignment of metal parts using spirit level and plumb-rule.
  • Arranges for or undertakes bolting and welding of metal parts.
  • Directs hoisting and positioning of girders and other metal parts and checks alignment.
  • Erects ladders, scaffolding or working cage.
  • Examines drawings and specifications to assess job requirements.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 9% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for steel erector is £29,550

154 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 154. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for steel erector roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £29,550 per year. That is about £2,462 per month or £15.15 per hour. New workers generally start on £17,540, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £41,780

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 154 people are employed in the region.

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