Average Stagehand Hourly Pay

$17.72
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,400
Bonus
$6,500
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The average hourly pay for a Stagehand is $17.72.
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$10.73
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$17.72
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$33.89
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $34
Bonus
$50 - $2,500
Profit Sharing
$0 - $6,500
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$23,226 - $78,861
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What Do Stagehands Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Stagehand

3.8 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Stagehands?

Skills in Audio Visual Equipment Use, Electronic Equipment Installation and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management and Troubleshooting.

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 $15.54 based on 151 salaries. A mid-career Stagehand with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.32 based on 67 salaries. An experienced Stagehand with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.52 based on 61 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $31.
Employees with Stagehand in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 83.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (58.0% more) and Las Vegas, Nevada (20.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (5.3% less), Denver, Colorado (2.4% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 346 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.6%
Early Career
43.6%
Mid Career
19.4%
Experienced
17.6%
Late Career
14.7%