Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Stagehand is $17.59
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Stagehands?
An entry-level Stagehand with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.87 based on 16 salaries. An early career Stagehand with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.47 based on 119 salaries. A mid-career Stagehand …Read more
What Do Stagehands Do?
Stagehands are laborers who work behind the scenes in playhouses, theaters, amphitheaters, and other settings where plays, musicals, and operas are performed. They are generally responsible for helping to build and place sets and scenery, as well as occasionally manufacturing props, and they are also tasked with changing out scenery during a performance and between particular acts. Stagehands are also found working in large music venues where they help to set up sound systems, instruments, and …Read more
- 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.
- Sweep, mop, clean, and organize stage, backstage and audience areas.
- Transport equipment, supplies, and boxes into and out of the theater.