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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Riggers
Industry profile for Riggers
Geographic profile for Riggers

National estimates for Riggers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Riggers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
21,700 4.4 % $ 25.49 $ 53,020 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Riggers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.62 $ 18.60 $ 24.45 $ 30.27 $ 37.59
Annual Wage (2) $ 32,480 $ 38,680 $ 50,850 $ 62,960 $ 78,200


Industry profile for Riggers: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Riggers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 2,450 0.35 $ 24.80 $ 51,580
Ship and Boat Building 2,400 1.75 $ 25.22 $ 52,460
Building Equipment Contractors 1,750 0.08 $ 26.13 $ 54,340
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,700 0.08 $ 28.41 $ 59,100
Support Activities for Mining 1,550 0.57 $ 22.18 $ 46,130

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Riggers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ship and Boat Building 2,400 1.75 $ 25.22 $ 52,460
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 300 0.62 $ 26.19 $ 54,470
Support Activities for Mining 1,550 0.57 $ 22.18 $ 46,130
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,480 0.45 $ 30.80 $ 64,060
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events 490 0.43 $ 27.69 $ 57,590

Top paying industries for Riggers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 60 0.06 $ 44.15 $ 91,820
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 70 0.02 $ 39.71 $ 82,590
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors 110 0.01 $ 31.29 $ 65,090
Motion Picture and Video Industries 1,480 0.45 $ 30.80 $ 64,060
Performing Arts Companies 260 0.26 $ 30.63 $ 63,720


Geographic profile for Riggers: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Riggers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 4,440 0.37 2.35 $ 22.96 $ 47,750
California 2,490 0.15 0.97 $ 28.62 $ 59,530
Louisiana 2,460 1.37 8.77 $ 21.87 $ 45,500
Virginia 1,560 0.42 2.71 $ 24.34 $ 50,620
Florida 980 0.12 0.75 $ 23.67 $ 49,230




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 2,460 1.37 8.77 $ 21.87 $ 45,500
North Dakota 390 0.97 6.25 $ 25.88 $ 53,830
Maine 330 0.58 3.70 $ 26.11 $ 54,310
Virginia 1,560 0.42 2.71 $ 24.34 $ 50,620
Mississippi 410 0.38 2.46 $ 24.29 $ 50,520




Top paying states for Riggers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 750 0.09 0.55 $ 37.94 $ 78,910
Oregon 200 0.11 0.71 $ 32.75 $ 68,110
Alaska 90 0.29 1.85 $ 32.64 $ 67,900
Minnesota 130 0.05 0.30 $ 32.31 $ 67,200
New Jersey 170 0.04 0.28 $ 31.91 $ 66,380





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Riggers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,550 0.27 1.71 $ 28.50 $ 59,290
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,290 1.80 11.51 $ 24.88 $ 51,750
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,280 0.43 2.76 $ 23.93 $ 49,770
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,070 0.30 1.91 $ 23.12 $ 48,100
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 850 0.10 0.62 $ 37.52 $ 78,040
Baton Rouge, LA 790 2.13 13.67 $ 27.69 $ 57,600
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 610 7.42 47.59 $ 16.18 $ 33,650
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 600 6.89 44.18 $ 29.24 $ 60,820
Lafayette, LA 390 2.07 13.27 $ 17.76 $ 36,950
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 350 0.14 0.90 $ 24.31 $ 50,560




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 610 7.42 47.59 $ 16.18 $ 33,650
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 600 6.89 44.18 $ 29.24 $ 60,820
Lake Charles, LA 250 2.49 15.95 $ 25.85 $ 53,760
Baton Rouge, LA 790 2.13 13.67 $ 27.69 $ 57,600
Lafayette, LA 390 2.07 13.27 $ 17.76 $ 36,950
Victoria, TX 70 1.98 12.66 $ 19.26 $ 40,050
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,290 1.80 11.51 $ 24.88 $ 51,750
Corpus Christi, TX 190 1.03 6.61 $ 23.45 $ 48,770
Mobile, AL 160 0.93 5.98 $ 23.21 $ 48,280
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 110 0.74 4.75 $ 29.55 $ 61,470




Top paying metropolitan areas for Riggers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 0.25 $ 37.79 $ 78,600
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 850 0.10 0.62 $ 37.52 $ 78,040
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 70 0.06 0.39 $ 32.81 $ 68,240
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 250 0.13 0.82 $ 32.47 $ 67,550
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 60 0.06 0.37 $ 31.67 $ 65,860
Urban Honolulu, HI 170 0.41 2.64 $ 31.58 $ 65,680
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 100 0.05 0.30 $ 30.71 $ 63,880
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 30.67 $ 63,800
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $ 30.02 $ 62,440
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 140 0.05 0.34 $ 29.73 $ 61,840

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Riggers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 360 3.15 20.18 $ 25.54 $ 53,130
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 260 1.33 8.50 $ 23.15 $ 48,150
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 160 0.85 5.48 $ 20.78 $ 43,230
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 140 0.76 4.87 $ 27.71 $ 57,640
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.15 7.36 $ 18.66 $ 38,810

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 360 3.15 20.18 $ 25.54 $ 53,130
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 260 1.33 8.50 $ 23.15 $ 48,150
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.15 7.36 $ 18.66 $ 38,810
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 160 0.85 5.48 $ 20.78 $ 43,230
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 140 0.76 4.87 $ 27.71 $ 57,640

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Riggers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.58 3.71 $ 30.53 $ 63,500
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 28.00 $ 58,230
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 140 0.76 4.87 $ 27.71 $ 57,640
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 360 3.15 20.18 $ 25.54 $ 53,130
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 1.82 $ 24.33 $ 50,600


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021