Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Rigger is $19.72
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Riggers?
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 $15.97 based on 36 salaries. An early career Rigger with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.54 based on 196 salaries. A mid-career Rigger with 5-9 …Read more
What Do Riggers Do?
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 …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.