$45k $45k
20k 20k
8.7% 8.7%
3.2/5 3.2/5
H.S. High School

How much does a Rigger make in the United States?

Average Rigger Hourly Wage in the United States

Riggers earn a median hourly wage of $21.97. Hourly wages typically start from $13.38 and go up to $35.94.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Rigger Yearly Salary in the United States

Riggers earn a median salary of $45,690 per year. Salaries typically start from $27,820 and go up to $74,750.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Salary Satisfaction

3.4
SCORE
49
RATINGS
Riggers average a score of 3.4 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Riggers in the 84th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Rigger Earnings by Seniority

Top End Rigger Earnings

The highest earning Riggers in the United States earn:

$35.94
an hour
$74,750
per year
Senior Rigger Earnings

Senior Riggers in the United States earn:

$28.36
an hour
$58,990
per year
Experienced Rigger Earnings

Experienced Riggers in the United States earn:

$21.97
an hour
$45,690
per year
Junior Rigger Earnings

Junior Riggers in the United States earn:

$16.56
an hour
$34,440
per year
Starting Rigger Earnings

Starting Riggers in the United States earn:

$13.38
an hour
$27,820
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Rigger salary comparison

Riggers earn more than 50% percent of Trades careers. Rigger salaries are in the bottom % of all careers in the United States.

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Radio Mechanic Salary $52k
Wellhead Pumper Salary $49k
Rigger Salary $45k
Pump Operator Salary $43k
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Source:

Historical salary for Riggers in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Rigger salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Rigger Salary in New York $28.36 $58,980 # 1
Rigger Salary in Hawaii $32.94 $68,510 # 2
Rigger Salary in District of Columbia $30.03 $62,470 # 3
Rigger Salary in New Jersey $29.09 $60,500 # 4
Rigger Salary in North Carolina $21.84 $45,430 # 5
Rigger Salary in California $27.56 $57,320 # 6
Rigger Salary in Minnesota $28.11 $58,480 # 7
Rigger Salary in Maryland $27.75 $57,730 # 8
Rigger Salary in Nevada $28.45 $59,190 # 9
Rigger Salary in Michigan $25.91 $53,900 # 10
Rigger Salary in Pennsylvania $24.01 $49,940 # 11
Rigger Salary in Missouri $20.93 $43,540 # 12
Rigger Salary in Ohio $26.38 $54,880 # 13
Rigger Salary in Maine $26.15 $54,390 # 14
Rigger Salary in Oklahoma $23.50 $48,880 # 15
Rigger Salary in Illinois $22.40 $46,590 # 16
Rigger Salary in Washington $23.34 $48,540 # 17
Rigger Salary in Utah $24.32 $50,580 # 18
Rigger Salary in Alaska $25.27 $52,570 # 19
Rigger Salary in Connecticut $23.17 $48,190 # 20
Rigger Salary in Virginia $23.69 $49,280 # 21
Rigger Salary in Massachusetts $21.77 $45,280 # 22
Rigger Salary in New Mexico $22.74 $47,310 # 23
Rigger Salary in Texas $20.13 $41,880 # 24
Rigger Salary in Indiana $18.98 $39,480 # 25
Rigger Salary in Alabama $21.46 $44,630 # 26
Rigger Salary in Kentucky $20.38 $42,390 # 27
Rigger Salary in Mississippi $21.41 $44,540 # 28
Rigger Salary in South Carolina $20.45 $42,530 # 29
Rigger Salary in Tennessee $16.80 $34,940 # 30
Rigger Salary in Rhode Island $19.09 $39,700 # 31
Rigger Salary in Georgia $23.02 $47,890 # 32
Rigger Salary in Colorado $18.08 $37,600 # 33
Rigger Salary in Florida $18.43 $38,330 # 34
Rigger Salary in Wyoming $18.68 $38,850 # 35
Rigger Salary in Nebraska $17.66 $36,740 # 36
Rigger Salary in Louisiana $17.63 $36,660 # 37
Rigger Salary in Iowa $17.78 $36,980 # 38
Rigger Salary in West Virginia $12.77 $26,550 # 39
Rigger Salary in Arizona $16.42 $34,140 # 40
Rigger Salary in Wisconsin $15.58 $32,400 # 41
Rigger Salary in Arkansas $15.29 $31,800 # 42
Rigger Salary in Kansas $15.84 $32,940 # 43
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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