Stagehand Salary

For Stagehands, hourly average wages total $15.47 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.98 per hour, and the top verges on $28.09. Male Stagehands are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and a majority lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by nearly two in five and dental coverage is claimed by just under a third. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$20,426 - $70,467
(Median)
$20K
$36K
$70K
MEDIAN: $35,749
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$9.98 - $28.09
(Median)
$10
$15
$28
MEDIAN: $15.00
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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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$21,033 - $61,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $28.09  
   
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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$21,033 - $61,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $30K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $38K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $43K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $58K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Stagehand Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 64%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 60%
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