Salary for Riggers

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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 find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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 will usually earn a compensation of around $32,480 to $78,200 depending on tenure and industry expertise. will most likely earn wages of fifty-three thousand and twenty dollars on a yearly basis.

are paid most highly in New York, where they earn average wages of near $78,910. People in this category of job are paid at the highest average level in Utilities, where they receive normal pay levels of $78,430.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 43.78 percent nationwide in that time.


Riggers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Public Administration
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Wholesale Trade
Transportation and Warehousing
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services