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Stagehand Salary

Stagehands in the United States can expect wages of $15.29 per hour on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.85 per hour, and the top verges on $25.37. While the greater part report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and about a third have dental, as well. 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 figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,134 - $71,517
(Median)
$20K
$36K
$72K
MEDIAN: $35,749
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50%
90%

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$9.85 - $25.37
(Median)
$9
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$20,134 - $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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$20,623 - $60,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $25.37  
   
Overtime
$14.99 - $41.29  
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).
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$20,623 - $60,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71

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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.


Stagehands with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $29K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $34K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Stagehands make a median salary of $46K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $53K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Stagehand Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

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
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 57%
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