Stagehand Salary

Pay for Stagehands in the United States sits in the ballpark of $15.05 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $9.95 per hour and $25.47. Although more than a third have medical coverage and slightly less than a third have dental coverage, more than half claim no health benefits at all. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Stagehands greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,608 - $71,244

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$9.95 - $25.47

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$20,608 - $71,244  
   
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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$20,890 - $61,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $25.47  
   
Overtime
$14.96 - $41.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$20,890 - $61,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $27K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $38K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $59K on average.

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Experience Affects Stagehand Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 77%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 26% employee benefits None: 62%
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