Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

49-9096 Riggers

Set up or repair rigging for construction projects, manufacturing plants, logging yards, ships and shipyards, or for the entertainment industry.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
22,790 4.2 % $22.97 $47,770 3.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.92 $15.72 $20.78 $27.59 $35.52
Annual Wage (2) $26,880 $32,700 $43,220 $57,390 $73,880


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 4,430 1.07 $23.67 $49,240
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 2,060 0.33 $19.33 $40,210
Ship and Boat Building 2,050 1.48 $21.06 $43,800
Building Equipment Contractors 1,550 0.08 $26.09 $54,270
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,540 0.08 $25.60 $53,250

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ship and Boat Building 2,050 1.48 $21.06 $43,800
Support Activities for Mining 4,430 1.07 $23.67 $49,240
Support Activities for Water Transportation 650 0.67 $25.36 $52,750
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 740 0.51 $20.62 $42,880
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 420 0.38 $25.08 $52,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 130 0.03 $35.61 $74,080
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 30 0.03 $35.11 $73,030
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing (8) (8) $32.76 $68,130
Logging 110 0.22 $31.38 $65,270
Motion Picture and Video Industries 260 0.07 $31.21 $64,910


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 5,520 2.85 17.22 $18.40 $38,280
Texas 4,560 0.39 2.38 $22.36 $46,510
Virginia 1,340 0.37 2.21 $22.30 $46,370
California 1,030 0.07 0.40 $26.63 $55,390
Washington 930 0.31 1.88 $25.49 $53,020



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 5,520 2.85 17.22 $18.40 $38,280
Texas 4,560 0.39 2.38 $22.36 $46,510
Virginia 1,340 0.37 2.21 $22.30 $46,370
Oklahoma 570 0.36 2.17 $22.85 $47,530
Washington 930 0.31 1.88 $25.49 $53,020



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 150 0.25 1.48 $30.82 $64,110
Minnesota 120 0.04 0.26 $30.19 $62,790
Oregon 260 0.15 0.92 $30.03 $62,460
New Jersey 260 0.07 0.41 $29.59 $61,550
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $29.16 $60,660




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,820 0.62 3.76 $22.68 $47,180
Lafayette, LA 1,570 7.23 43.74 $17.91 $37,260
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 1,490 15.41 93.22 $18.84 $39,190
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,200 1.64 9.91 $22.42 $46,630
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 1,020 1.84 11.10 $17.99 $37,410
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 590 7.12 43.07 $24.53 $51,030
Baton Rouge, LA 520 1.34 8.08 $19.67 $40,920
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 300 0.22 1.32 $26.19 $54,480
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.04 0.27 $29.41 $61,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.07 0.42 $30.37 $63,160



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 1,490 15.41 93.22 $18.84 $39,190
Lafayette, LA 1,570 7.23 43.74 $17.91 $37,260
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 590 7.12 43.07 $24.53 $51,030
Odessa, TX 160 2.18 13.17 $19.90 $41,400
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 1,020 1.84 11.10 $17.99 $37,410
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,200 1.64 9.91 $22.42 $46,630
Victoria, TX 70 1.56 9.43 (8) (8)
Baton Rouge, LA 520 1.34 8.08 $19.67 $40,920
Longview, TX 110 1.16 7.02 $17.97 $37,390
Corpus Christi, TX 210 1.13 6.83 $21.51 $44,750



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.15 0.88 $37.48 $77,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 60 0.03 0.21 $33.80 $70,300
Urban Honolulu, HI 150 0.33 2.03 $30.82 $64,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.07 0.42 $30.37 $63,160
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 180 1.12 6.76 $30.33 $63,080
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 120 0.17 1.04 $29.70 $61,780
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.61 $61,590
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.04 0.27 $29.41 $61,170
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 220 0.09 0.54 $29.22 $60,780
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 70 0.05 0.31 $28.92 $60,160

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 330 5.16 31.24 $16.96 $35,270
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 180 0.90 5.42 $29.99 $62,380
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 1.04 6.28 $16.52 $34,370
Northwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.16 7.04 $19.46 $40,470
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 3.02 $17.25 $35,880

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 330 5.16 31.24 $16.96 $35,270
Northwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.16 7.04 $19.46 $40,470
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 1.04 6.28 $16.52 $34,370
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 180 0.90 5.42 $29.99 $62,380
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.71 4.29 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 180 0.90 5.42 $29.99 $62,380
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.89 $47,620
Northwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.16 7.04 $19.46 $40,470
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 3.02 $17.25 $35,880
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 330 5.16 31.24 $16.96 $35,270


About May 2015 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016