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Rigger Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Rigger is $17.46 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Rigger Salary (?
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$24,490 - $81,472
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MEDIAN: $36,470
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Rigger Salary (?
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$11.82 - $26.66
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$24,490 - $81,472  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,800  
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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$25,585 - $71,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $26.66  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $40.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,800  
   
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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$25,585 - $71,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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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.

Pay Difference By Location

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$41,000
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Experience Affects Rigger Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 27%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 21%