41k
Avg US Salary
23.3%
Growth
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Rating
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Employment
H.S. High School
Education

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 $19.99. Hourly wages typically start from $12.81 and go up to $33.70.

Average Rigger Yearly Salary in the United States

Riggers earn a median salary of $41,570 per year. Salaries typically start from $26,640 and go up to $70,100.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Rigger Earnings by Seniority

Top End Rigger Earnings

The highest earning Riggers in the United States earn:

$33.70
an hour
$70,100
per year
Senior Rigger Earnings

Senior Riggers in the United States earn:

$26.58
an hour
$55,280
per year
Experienced Rigger Earnings

Experienced Riggers in the United States earn:

$19.99
an hour
$41,570
per year
Junior Rigger Earnings

Junior Riggers in the United States earn:

$15.56
an hour
$32,360
per year
Starting Rigger Earnings

Starting Riggers in the United States earn:

$12.81
an hour
$26,640
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 53% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Riggers in the United States

Rigger salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Rigger Salary in Minnesota $32.85 $68,330 # 1
Rigger Salary in Hawaii $33.47 $69,620 # 2
Rigger Salary in New Jersey $31.88 $66,300 # 3
Rigger Salary in Pennsylvania $25.14 $52,300 # 4
Rigger Salary in Colorado $26.19 $54,470 # 5
Rigger Salary in Utah $21.49 $44,700 # 6
Rigger Salary in California $25.05 $52,110 # 7
Rigger Salary in New York $24.78 $51,550 # 8
Rigger Salary in Oregon $21.08 $43,840 # 9
Rigger Salary in Ohio $25.61 $53,270 # 10
Rigger Salary in Washington $25.64 $53,320 # 11
Rigger Salary in New Mexico $23.84 $49,590 # 12
Rigger Salary in Maine $25.56 $53,170 # 13
Rigger Salary in Connecticut $23.43 $48,740 # 14
Rigger Salary in Indiana $19.50 $40,570 # 15
Rigger Salary in Alaska $25.42 $52,870 # 16
Rigger Salary in Massachusetts $22.47 $46,750 # 17
Rigger Salary in Virginia $22.86 $47,550 # 18
Rigger Salary in Oklahoma $20.97 $43,610 # 19
Rigger Salary in Maryland $22.21 $46,200 # 20
Rigger Salary in Montana $21.95 $45,650 # 21
Rigger Salary in Nevada $19.75 $41,090 # 22
Rigger Salary in Missouri $18.96 $39,440 # 23
Rigger Salary in Iowa $19.86 $41,310 # 24
Rigger Salary in Michigan $21.91 $45,570 # 25
Rigger Salary in Texas $21.22 $44,150 # 26
Rigger Salary in Wisconsin $15.56 $32,360 # 27
Rigger Salary in Illinois $17.60 $36,610 # 28
Rigger Salary in Georgia $22.48 $46,770 # 29
Rigger Salary in South Carolina $19.71 $40,990 # 30
Rigger Salary in Mississippi $20.77 $43,200 # 31
Rigger Salary in Rhode Island $18.26 $37,970 # 32
Rigger Salary in Arizona $17.44 $36,280 # 33
Rigger Salary in Wyoming $19.37 $40,290 # 34
Rigger Salary in Kentucky $17.62 $36,650 # 35
Rigger Salary in North Carolina $16.91 $35,170 # 36
Rigger Salary in Florida $16.85 $35,050 # 37
Rigger Salary in Louisiana $16.49 $34,300 # 38
Rigger Salary in Alabama $17.34 $36,060 # 39
Rigger Salary in Tennessee $15.91 $33,100 # 40
Rigger Salary in Nebraska $14.53 $30,220 # 41
Rigger Salary in Arkansas $12.11 $25,200 # 42
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Rigger

Interested in becoming a rigger? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good rigger? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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  2. Get the Education

    A high school education is required to be a Rigger.

  3. Get Hired

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