Information About Riggers

Training Requirements for Riggers

Riggers need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Riggers
Training for Riggers
Percent
Less than High School 7.3
High School 51.6
Some College 24.5
Associates Degree 7.0
Bachelors Degree 8.8
Masters Degree 0.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.0

Employment outlook for Riggers

Represents about 20,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more riggers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 7,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, riggers make $23.57 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Riggers $13.38 $16.56 $21.97 $28.36 $35.94
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $11.63 $15.37 $20.89 $28.24 $36.11
Other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $11.36 $14.82 $19.68 $26.61 $33.88
Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, and repair workers $9.86 $12.33 $16.43 $22.67 $29.49
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, riggers make $49,030 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Riggers $27,820 $34,440 $45,690 $58,990 $74,750
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $24,180 $31,970 $43,440 $58,740 $75,110
Other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $23,630 $30,820 $40,930 $55,350 $70,480
Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, and repair workers $20,500 $25,640 $34,170 $47,150 $61,340
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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