Men represent the vast majority of Riggers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $19.17 per hour nationwide. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Riggers report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, roughly a fourth claim no health benefits at all.

$25,042 - $100,000
(Median)
$25K
$51K
$100K
MEDIAN: $50,974
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90%

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$12.84 - $29.89
(Median)
$13
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$25,042 - $100,000  
   
Bonus
$207.29 - $9,696  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,698 - $76,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.84 - $29.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.44  
Overtime
$18.88 - $45.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$207.29 - $9,696  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,698 - $76,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 294
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Job Description for Rigger

A rigger is responsible for using cranes and lifts to help transport large, heavy cargo such as manufacturing equipment or construction machinery. The rigger's main objective is to move the property without damage to the product they are transporting, property, or individuals. Riggers are responsible for fastening up large loads, overseeing and directing the operators of the transport equipment, reporting any issues, and documenting completed work orders. Riggers are also in charge of the tear-down, cleaning, and storage of any rigging equipment or machinery used in transport.

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Rigger Tasks

  • Move heavy loads without damaging them, tilting, and guiding as the site requires.
  • Select and align cranes, gears, pulleys, and winches, anchoring them for safety.
  • Examine sites, loads, and their destinations to determine rigging to move loads to the correct location.
  • Communicate with other workers to ensure safety.

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Pay by Experience Level for Rigger

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Riggers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $51K. Riggers see a median salary of $60K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $61K.

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Experience Affects Rigger Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Rigger Salaries

Machine Operation
up arrow 16%

rigger
up arrow 5%

National Average
$46,000

Mechanical Tool Repair
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rigging
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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