Training Requirements for Riggers

Riggers need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees 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

This represents about 20,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 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.

Typical Income for Riggers

Hourly Income

On average,riggers make $23.57 per hour.

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.

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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