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Stagehand Salary

Stagehands in the United States take home approximately $15.29 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $9.85 per hour and $25.04. The vast majority of Stagehands (81 percent) who took the survey are men. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — a little more than half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by more than a third. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,134 - $71,517
(Median)
$20K
$36K
$72K
MEDIAN: $35,749
10%
50%
90%

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$9.85 - $25.04
(Median)
$9
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$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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$20,659 - $59,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $25.04  
   
Overtime
$15.06 - $40.72  
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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$20,659 - $59,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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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. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $29K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $34K. Stagehands see a median salary of $41K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Stagehands who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $53K.

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Experience Affects Stagehand Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 56%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

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
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 55%