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Stagehand Salary

Stagehands in the United States take home approximately $15.23 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.83 per hour to $25.20. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly more than half lack coverage. On the flip side, just over two-fifths have medical insurance and over a third receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Male Stagehands far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$19,727 - $71,517
(Median)
20K
35K
59K
72K
MEDIAN: $35,000
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90%

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$9.83 - $25.20
(Median)
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15
20
25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$19,727 - $71,517  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $503  
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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$20,451 - $59,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $25.20  
   
Overtime
$14.96 - $41.48  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $503  
   
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).
)
$20,451 - $59,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 67
United States (change)

Job Description for Stagehand

  • Sweep, mop, clean, and organize stage, backstage and audience areas.
  • Transport equipment, supplies, and boxes into and out of the theater.
  • Follow designs to build, set up, store, and update sets and equipment.
  • Design, set up, and install lighting and audio systems, operating them in tests and during events.

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Pay by Experience Level for Stagehand

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


For many Stagehands, more experience generally translates to higher pay. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $27K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $32K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $52K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Experience Affects Stagehand Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$33,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 55%