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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 $20.78. Hourly wages typically start from $12.92 and go up to $35.52.

Average Rigger Yearly Salary in the United States

Riggers earn a median salary of $43,220 per year. Salaries typically start from $26,880 and go up to $73,880.

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Rigger Earnings by Seniority

Top End Rigger Earnings

The highest earning Riggers in the United States earn:

$35.52
an hour
$73,880
per year
Senior Rigger Earnings

Senior Riggers in the United States earn:

$27.59
an hour
$57,390
per year
Experienced Rigger Earnings

Experienced Riggers in the United States earn:

$20.78
an hour
$43,220
per year
Junior Rigger Earnings

Junior Riggers in the United States earn:

$15.72
an hour
$32,700
per year
Starting Rigger Earnings

Starting Riggers in the United States earn:

$12.92
an hour
$26,880
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Rigger salary comparison

Riggers earn less than 51% percent of Trades careers. Rigger salaries are in the top 54% 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 Hawaii $33.81 $70,330 # 1
Rigger Salary in Minnesota $29.63 $61,640 # 2
Rigger Salary in Oregon $26.18 $54,460 # 3
Rigger Salary in New Jersey $31.79 $66,120 # 4
Rigger Salary in District of Columbia $29.81 $62,010 # 5
Rigger Salary in North Carolina $20.14 $41,890 # 6
Rigger Salary in New York $26.63 $55,380 # 7
Rigger Salary in Maryland $26.39 $54,880 # 8
Rigger Salary in California $25.35 $52,730 # 9
Rigger Salary in Pennsylvania $23.35 $48,570 # 10
Rigger Salary in Washington $25.89 $53,860 # 11
Rigger Salary in Ohio $25.42 $52,870 # 12
Rigger Salary in Michigan $24.68 $51,330 # 13
Rigger Salary in Illinois $18.98 $39,470 # 14
Rigger Salary in Colorado $22.21 $46,190 # 15
Rigger Salary in Massachusetts $22.36 $46,510 # 16
Rigger Salary in Kentucky $25.54 $53,120 # 17
Rigger Salary in Nevada $18.74 $38,980 # 18
Rigger Salary in Connecticut $23.38 $48,620 # 19
Rigger Salary in Oklahoma $21.29 $44,280 # 20
Rigger Salary in Georgia $24.40 $50,760 # 21
Rigger Salary in Montana $22.30 $46,390 # 22
Rigger Salary in Indiana $18.25 $37,960 # 23
Rigger Salary in Texas $20.58 $42,810 # 24
Rigger Salary in Virginia $23.08 $48,010 # 25
Rigger Salary in South Carolina $24.59 $51,140 # 26
Rigger Salary in Utah $21.08 $43,840 # 27
Rigger Salary in Missouri $18.62 $38,720 # 28
Rigger Salary in Alaska $19.57 $40,710 # 29
Rigger Salary in Alabama $19.98 $41,560 # 30
Rigger Salary in Tennessee $16.50 $34,330 # 31
Rigger Salary in Florida $18.15 $37,760 # 32
Rigger Salary in Rhode Island $18.06 $37,570 # 33
Rigger Salary in Wyoming $17.68 $36,780 # 34
Rigger Salary in New Hampshire $18.32 $38,100 # 35
Rigger Salary in Mississippi $19.39 $40,320 # 36
Rigger Salary in Louisiana $16.78 $34,900 # 37
Rigger Salary in Wisconsin $16.55 $34,410 # 38
Rigger Salary in Nebraska $14.65 $30,480 # 39
Rigger Salary in Arizona $14.07 $29,270 # 40
Rigger Salary in Arkansas $12.22 $25,420 # 41
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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