Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
21,020 5.2 % $23.57 $49,030 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.38 $16.56 $21.97 $28.36 $35.94
Annual Wage (2) $27,820 $34,440 $45,690 $58,990 $74,750


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 2,590 0.92 $24.38 $50,710
Ship and Boat Building 2,120 1.56 $21.95 $45,660
Building Equipment Contractors 1,830 0.09 $25.04 $52,080
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,740 0.27 $20.08 $41,780
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,580 0.08 $26.00 $54,090

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 2,120 1.56 $21.95 $45,660
Support Activities for Mining 2,590 0.92 $24.38 $50,710
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 220 0.41 $27.76 $57,740
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 410 0.37 $25.51 $53,050
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 490 0.34 $23.29 $48,430

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 $36.20 $75,290
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 30 0.03 $35.30 $73,430
Motion Picture and Video Industries 300 0.07 $33.97 $70,650
Building Finishing Contractors 160 0.02 $32.83 $68,290
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $32.47 $67,550


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 4,270 2.22 14.84 $19.22 $39,990
Texas 4,100 0.35 2.33 $22.25 $46,270
California 1,760 0.11 0.73 $28.61 $59,510
Virginia 1,290 0.34 2.28 $23.10 $48,050
Washington 990 0.32 2.15 $24.78 $51,540




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 4,270 2.22 14.84 $19.22 $39,990
Maine 300 0.50 3.33 $25.20 $52,420
Texas 4,100 0.35 2.33 $22.25 $46,270
Virginia 1,290 0.34 2.28 $23.10 $48,050
Washington 990 0.32 2.15 $24.78 $51,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 200 0.02 0.15 $31.47 $65,460
Hawaii 170 0.28 1.85 $30.93 $64,340
District of Columbia 50 0.07 0.43 $29.80 $61,970
New Jersey 120 0.03 0.21 $28.91 $60,130
North Carolina 280 0.07 0.45 $28.71 $59,720





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 1,360 0.46 3.10 $22.10 $45,980
Lafayette, LA 1,140 5.59 37.35 $19.18 $39,880
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,060 1.44 9.59 $23.30 $48,460
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 920 10.24 68.38 $16.48 $34,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 790 0.33 2.17 $21.88 $45,520
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 720 1.29 8.62 $19.52 $40,600
Baton Rouge, LA 620 1.58 10.53 $24.01 $49,940
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 370 0.27 1.80 $25.98 $54,030
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 370 0.57 3.80 $21.47 $44,660
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 270 0.28 1.85 $21.42 $44,560




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 920 10.24 68.38 $16.48 $34,280
Lafayette, LA 1,140 5.59 37.35 $19.18 $39,880
Baton Rouge, LA 620 1.58 10.53 $24.01 $49,940
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,060 1.44 9.59 $23.30 $48,460
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 720 1.29 8.62 $19.52 $40,600
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 210 1.28 8.58 $33.32 $69,310
Odessa, TX 70 1.06 7.10 $24.04 $50,000
Longview, TX 80 0.79 5.28 $18.88 $39,270
Florence, SC 60 0.76 5.11 $19.33 $40,210
Corpus Christi, TX 140 0.74 4.93 $21.96 $45,680




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)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 210 1.28 8.58 $33.32 $69,310
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.02 0.14 $31.86 $66,280
Urban Honolulu, HI 170 0.36 2.44 $31.05 $64,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.94 $62,280
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.30 $29.35 $61,050
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 0.39 $29.33 $61,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 210 0.09 0.57 $29.09 $60,500
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.11 $58,480
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 210 0.23 1.51 $27.40 $57,000
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 130 0.12 0.83 $27.39 $56,980

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 240 3.93 26.29 $17.45 $36,290
West Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.63 4.22 $30.30 $63,010
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.16 7.76 $20.11 $41,820
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.60 4.04 $17.76 $36,950
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 80 0.66 4.38 $15.66 $32,570

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 240 3.93 26.29 $17.45 $36,290
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.22 8.17 $18.70 $38,900
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.16 7.76 $20.11 $41,820
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 80 0.66 4.38 $15.66 $32,570
West Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.63 4.22 $30.30 $63,010

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 nonmetropolitan area 120 0.63 4.22 $30.30 $63,010
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.16 7.76 $20.11 $41,820
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.24 $40,010
Northwest Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.22 8.17 $18.70 $38,900
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.60 4.04 $17.76 $36,950


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017