Stagehand Salary

Stagehands in the United States take home an average $15.20 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $10.08 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $28.07. Most Stagehands like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, the greater part are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by just over two-fifths and dental insurance is reported by roughly a third. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,489 - $104,231
(Median)
$23K
$49K
$100K
MEDIAN: $49,434
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$10.08 - $28.07
(Median)
$10
$15
$28
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$23,489 - $104,231  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
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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$21,218 - $66,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $28.07  
   
Overtime
$17.57 - $51.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
   
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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$21,218 - $66,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $31K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $40K. Stagehands with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $50K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $62K.

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Experience Affects Stagehand Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 73%

Experienced
up arrow 40%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 58%
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