Salary for Riggers

Also known as:  Acrobatic Rigger, Boat Rigger, Crane Rigger, Fly Rail Operator, Gantry Rigger, High Rigger, Marine Rigger, Parachute Rigger, Ship Rigger, Theatrical Rigger helps construction professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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The primary responsibility of a rigger is to inspect, test, repair, maintain and install rigging. This includes rigging used in the entertainment industry, ships and shipyards, on construction sites and for construction projects. To be hired for this job a high school degree or equivalent usually required. Once hired, an employer may require up to a year of formal on-site job training before an employee can start work.

A Rigger earns a compensation of between 32000 and 48000 based on levels of tenure. Riggers can get a salary of Forty Three Thousand Five Hundred dollars per annum.

Riggers are paid most highly in Hawaii, where they can earn job pay of approximating $63440. People working these jobs are paid most highly in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they get average job salaries of $62680.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 18.96 percent nationwide in that time.
Riggers tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $62,680
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $54,910
Wholesale Trade $54,630
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $53,360
Public Administration $53,240
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $47,870
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $30,590
Management of Companies and Enterprises $34,430
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $38,590
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $39,230
Other Services (except Public Administration) $40,550
Manufacturing $42,390