Rigger Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Riggers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $20.02 per hour nationwide. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Riggers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by a little more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$24,417 - $120,000
$24K
$49K
$120K
MEDIAN: $48,742
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50%
90%

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$13.63 - $30.20
$14
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $20.09
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$0$120K
Salary $24,417 - $120,000
Bonus $493.16 - $6,082
Profit Sharing $1,034
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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$29,910 - $83,216
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $13.63 - $30.20
Hourly Tips $0.44
Overtime $20.12 - $46.22
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $493.16 - $6,082
Profit Sharing $1,034
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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$29,910 - $83,216
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 330

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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-down, cleaning, and storage of any rigging equipment or machinery used in transport.

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Rigger Tasks

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Rigger

Pay by Experience for a Rigger has a positive trend. An entry-level Rigger with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 204 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Rigger with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 96 salaries. An experienced Rigger which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 67 salaries. A Rigger with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 27 salaries.

Rigger Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Rigger?

Rigger in kitwe zambia:
"Its very intresting."
Pros: I always consider safety first when am working.
Cons: You have to be extra carefull when working.

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Key Stats for Rigger

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Rigger Salaries

Experienced
▲26%

Late-Career
▲24%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$47,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Rigger Salaries

Machine Operation
▲18%

National Average
$47,000

Mechanical Tool Repair
▼3%

rigger
▼5%

rigging
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 31%
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