$48,073
Avg. Salary
$17.91
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Stagehand is $17.91 per hour.

The average pay for a Stagehand is $48,073 per year.

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$10.32
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$17.91
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$33.75
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MEDIAN $48,073
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$0$120K
Salary $21,005 - $120,814
Bonus $1,500
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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$22,003 - $83,196
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 43
Hourly Data $0$65
Hourly Rate $10.32 - $33.75
Hourly Tips $7.00
Overtime $16.73 - $65.15
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $1,500
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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$22,003 - $83,196
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 297

Job Description

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 any stage props, and in the film and television industry they typically work on closed sets and sound stages in studio lots.

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Stagehand Tasks
  • 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.

Popular Employer Salaries

$0$46K

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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Stagehand has a positive trend. An entry-level Stagehand with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 80 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Stagehand with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Stagehand which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 46 salaries. A Stagehand with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 22 salaries.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Stagehand?

Stagehand in Phoenix:
"It's challenging because this is a right to work state."
Pros: There's never any bad weather, no snow to shovel.
Cons: The heat can be overbearing and lasts about 8 months of the year.

Stagehand in Denver:
"Beautiful."
Pros: The mountains are visible from anywhere
Cons: At will employment

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Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲58%

Experienced
▲21%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼21%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Audio Visual Equipment Use
▲5%

National Average
$40,000

lighting
▼1%

rigging
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 22%
no benefits
None: 62%