The average hourly pay for a Rigger is $19.89.
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Job Description for Rigger
A rigger is responsible for using cranes and lifts to help transport large, heavy cargo such as manufacturing equipment or construction machinery. The rigger's main objective is to move the property without damage to the product they are transporting, property, or individuals. Riggers are responsible for fastening up large loads, overseeing and directing the operators of the transport equipment, reporting any issues, and documenting completed work orders. Riggers are also in charge of the tear-…Read more
- Examine sites, loads, and their destinations to determine rigging to move loads to the correct location.
- Communicate with other workers to ensure safety.
- Move heavy loads without damaging them, tilting, and guiding as the site requires.
- Select and align cranes, gears, pulleys, and winches, anchoring them for safety.
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Skills in Safety Compliance, Heavy Equipment Operation, OSHA Compliance and Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Machine Operation.
Pay by Experience Level for Rigger
An entry-level Rigger with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.89 based on 28 salaries. An early career Rigger with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.56 based on 277 salaries. A mid-career Rigger with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.59 based on 126 salaries. An experienced Rigger with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.15 based on 118 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Rigger in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 15.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (12.3% more) and New York, New York (10.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houma, Louisiana (22.2% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (10.5% less).
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