Stagehand Salary

Stagehands in the United States take home an average $17.43 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by approximately two in five and dental coverage is claimed by just under one in three. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,571 - $126,278
$20K
$42K
$130K
MEDIAN: $42,500
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50%
90%

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$10.10 - $32.97
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$18
$33
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$0$126K
Salary $19,571 - $126,278
Bonus $1,526
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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$21,234 - $83,066
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $10.10 - $32.97
Hourly Tips $7.00
Overtime $16.00 - $61.65
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $1,526
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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$21,234 - $83,066
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 157

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Job Description for Stagehand

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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Stagehand

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.

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Key Stats for Stagehand

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Stagehand Salaries

Late-Career
▲56%

Experienced
▲20%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼22%

Skills That Affect Stagehand Salaries

Audio Visual Equipment Use
▲4%

National Average
$40,000

lighting
▼2%

rigging
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 64%
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