Stagehand Salary

Earnings for Stagehands in the United States come in at around $15.31 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $10.01 per hour to $27.89. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and the greater part lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by nearly two in five and dental coverage is claimed by just under one in three. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$20,426 - $70,467
(Median)
$20K
$36K
$70K
MEDIAN: $35,749
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90%

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$10.01 - $27.89
(Median)
$10
$15
$28
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$20,426 - $70,467  
   
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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$21,104 - $61,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $27.89  
   
Overtime
$15.03 - $50.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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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$21,104 - $61,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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.


For many Stagehands, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $30K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $38K on average. Stagehands bring in $38K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $58K.

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Experience Affects Stagehand Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 68%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 61%
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