Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
17,330 4.5 % $21.24 $44,180 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.67 $15.53 $20.32 $26.01 $30.70
Annual Wage (2) $26,360 $32,300 $42,270 $54,110 $63,860


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 3,100 0.78 $19.59 $40,740
Ship and Boat Building 1,740 1.33 $20.67 $42,990
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,330 0.07 $26.36 $54,820
Building Equipment Contractors 1,250 0.07 $23.54 $48,970
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,130 0.20 $19.13 $39,790

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Inland Water Transportation 760 2.84 $16.53 $34,380
Ship and Boat Building 1,740 1.33 $20.67 $42,990
Support Activities for Mining 3,100 0.78 $19.59 $40,740
Support Activities for Water Transportation 600 0.65 $20.86 $43,390
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 560 0.42 $21.21 $44,110

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 60 0.02 $35.81 $74,480
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 80 0.17 $34.78 $72,330
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 (7) $32.87 $68,370
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing (8) (8) $31.46 $65,440
Other Support Services 50 0.02 $31.33 $65,170


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 4,920 2.61 19.95 $18.36 $38,180
Texas 2,980 0.27 2.09 $22.05 $45,850
Virginia 1,100 0.30 2.31 $22.96 $47,760
California 790 0.05 0.41 $22.78 $47,380
Washington 500 0.18 1.35 $26.92 $56,000




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 4,920 2.61 19.95 $18.36 $38,180
Maine 250 0.42 3.24 $24.48 $50,930
Virginia 1,100 0.30 2.31 $22.96 $47,760
Texas 2,980 0.27 2.09 $22.05 $45,850
Oklahoma 370 0.23 1.79 $19.07 $39,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 70 0.03 0.20 $33.36 $69,390
New York 160 0.02 0.15 $29.20 $60,740
New Jersey 230 0.06 0.45 $29.17 $60,680
Colorado 70 0.03 0.25 $28.97 $60,250
Washington 500 0.18 1.35 $26.92 $56,000





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-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,740 0.63 4.82 $22.51 $46,820
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 1,290 13.35 102.12 $18.24 $37,930
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,020 1.40 10.74 $23.28 $48,410
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 1,020 1.94 14.80 $18.85 $39,200
Lafayette, LA 790 5.12 39.16 $18.21 $37,890
Baton Rouge, LA 720 1.95 14.93 $16.95 $35,260
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 360 4.66 35.63 $27.88 $57,990
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.05 0.42 $29.65 $61,660
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 0.39 $27.15 $56,460
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 190 0.09 0.66 $20.57 $42,780




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-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 1,290 13.35 102.12 $18.24 $37,930
Lafayette, LA 790 5.12 39.16 $18.21 $37,890
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 360 4.66 35.63 $27.88 $57,990
Victoria, TX 110 2.23 17.03 $26.22 $54,530
Baton Rouge, LA 720 1.95 14.93 $16.95 $35,260
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 1,020 1.94 14.80 $18.85 $39,200
Odessa, TX 130 1.82 13.93 $15.50 $32,240
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,020 1.40 10.74 $23.28 $48,410
Pascagoula, MS 50 0.97 7.45 $22.56 $46,920
Corpus Christi, TX 160 0.87 6.66 $20.91 $43,500




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)
Honolulu, HI 150 0.34 2.57 $31.83 $66,210
Pittsburgh, PA (8) (8) (8) $31.61 $65,740
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.05 0.42 $29.65 $61,660
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 100 0.06 0.44 $27.89 $58,010
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 360 4.66 35.63 $27.88 $57,990
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 170 0.20 1.54 $27.34 $56,870
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 0.39 $27.15 $56,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.03 0.21 $26.29 $54,680
Victoria, TX 110 2.23 17.03 $26.22 $54,530
Owensboro, KY 30 0.64 4.86 $26.09 $54,260

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)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 780 5.81 44.45 $19.58 $40,720
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.52 3.95 $23.48 $48,840
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 80 0.69 5.31 (8) (8)

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)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 780 5.81 44.45 $19.58 $40,720
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 80 0.69 5.31 (8) (8)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.52 3.95 $23.48 $48,840

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)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.52 3.95 $23.48 $48,840
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 780 5.81 44.45 $19.58 $40,720
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.53 $40,620
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.32 $31,860


About May 2013 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 mean 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014