Rigger Salary

Men make up the majority of Riggers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $20.02 per hour. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by slightly more than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$24,180 - $92,809
$24K
$51K
$93K
MEDIAN: $50,644
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50%
90%

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$13.76 - $30.29
$14
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $20.02
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$0$92K
Salary $24,180 - $92,809
Bonus $493.16 - $6,082
Profit Sharing $1,034
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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$30,001 - $81,488
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $13.76 - $30.29
Hourly Tips $0.44
Overtime $19.87 - $46.43
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $493.16 - $6,082
Profit Sharing $1,034
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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$30,001 - $81,488
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 316

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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

Pay by Experience for a Rigger has a positive trend. An entry-level Rigger with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 204 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Rigger with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 96 salaries. An experienced Rigger which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 67 salaries. A Rigger with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 27 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as a Rigger?

Rigger in kitwe zambia:
"Its very intresting."
Pros: I always consider safety first when am working.
Cons: You have to be extra carefull when working.

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Key Stats for Rigger

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Rigger Salaries

Experienced
▲26%

Late-Career
▲24%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$47,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Rigger Salaries

Machine Operation
▲18%

National Average
$47,000

Mechanical Tool Repair
▼3%

rigger
▼5%

rigging
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 29%
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