Riggers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $19.49 per hour. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and just over a half have dental coverage, nearly one in four claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, Riggers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$24,701 - $90,481
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MEDIAN: $49,990
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$13.10 - $29.67
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MEDIAN: $19.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$24,701 - $90,481  
   
Bonus
$207.29 - $9,696  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$28,965 - $77,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.10 - $29.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.44  
Overtime
$18.59 - $45.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$207.29 - $9,696  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$28,965 - $77,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 309

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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

  • Examine sites, loads, and their destinations to determine rigging to move loads to the correct location.
  • Communicate with other workers to ensure safety.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Rigger

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $41K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $51K. On average, Riggers make $59K following one to two decades on the job. Riggers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $58K.

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Key Stats for Rigger

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
050
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Rigger Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Rigger Salaries

Machine Operation
up arrow 16%

Mechanical Tool Repair
0%

National Average
$46,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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