Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
21,000 5.2 % $24.17 $50,270 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.91 $17.53 $23.36 $29.32 $36.22
Annual Wage (2) $28,930 $36,460 $48,580 $60,980 $75,340


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)
Ship and Boat Building 2,270 1.70 $22.73 $47,290
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 2,110 0.32 $21.26 $44,220
Support Activities for Mining 1,900 0.69 $22.81 $47,450
Building Equipment Contractors 1,730 0.08 $24.03 $49,980
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,590 0.08 $26.48 $55,070

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 660 2.52 $18.76 $39,020
Ship and Boat Building 2,270 1.70 $22.73 $47,290
Other Support Activities for Transportation 250 0.77 $25.72 $53,510
Support Activities for Mining 1,900 0.69 $22.81 $47,450
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 250 0.48 $30.90 $64,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 40 0.04 $39.09 $81,300
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 160 0.04 $37.76 $78,540
Motion Picture and Video Industries 430 0.10 $32.43 $67,450
Performing Arts Companies 90 0.07 $31.63 $65,780
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $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)
Texas 4,200 0.35 2.40 $23.62 $49,120
Louisiana 4,000 2.11 14.29 $21.87 $45,500
Virginia 1,280 0.34 2.28 $23.67 $49,230
Washington 900 0.28 1.92 $26.67 $55,470
Florida 780 0.09 0.63 $21.62 $44,960




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 4,000 2.11 14.29 $21.87 $45,500
Maine 280 0.46 3.15 $26.05 $54,190
Hawaii 250 0.39 2.64 $32.06 $66,680
Texas 4,200 0.35 2.40 $23.62 $49,120
Virginia 1,280 0.34 2.28 $23.67 $49,230




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 190 0.02 0.14 $36.49 $75,910
Oregon 180 0.10 0.68 $32.38 $67,340
Hawaii 250 0.39 2.64 $32.06 $66,680
Michigan 260 0.06 0.41 $31.49 $65,490
New Mexico 50 0.07 0.46 $31.22 $64,930



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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 1,280 0.44 2.98 $23.14 $48,120
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,180 0.47 3.21 $23.09 $48,030
Lafayette, LA 920 4.67 31.69 $22.02 $45,800
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 770 1.39 9.42 $22.40 $46,590
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 760 9.03 61.32 $16.28 $33,870
Baton Rouge, LA 720 1.84 12.51 $24.89 $51,760
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 580 6.64 45.09 $27.74 $57,700
Lake Charles, LA 330 2.91 19.78 (8) (8)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 320 0.22 1.50 $25.04 $52,090
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 270 0.28 1.89 $30.90 $64,270


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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 760 9.03 61.32 $16.28 $33,870
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 580 6.64 45.09 $27.74 $57,700
Lafayette, LA 920 4.67 31.69 $22.02 $45,800
Lake Charles, LA 330 2.91 19.78 (8) (8)
Baton Rouge, LA 720 1.84 12.51 $24.89 $51,760
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 770 1.39 9.42 $22.40 $46,590
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 210 1.19 8.06 $23.26 $48,380
Corpus Christi, TX 200 1.07 7.24 $23.13 $48,100
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 150 0.96 6.55 $36.81 $76,560
Casper, WY 30 0.82 5.54 $18.70 $38,890


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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 150 0.96 6.55 $36.81 $76,560
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 110 0.15 1.03 $35.29 $73,400
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.03 0.18 $32.49 $67,580
Urban Honolulu, HI 240 0.52 3.54 $32.15 $66,870
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 120 0.06 0.42 $31.10 $64,680
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 270 0.28 1.89 $30.90 $64,270
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (8) (8) (8) $30.79 $64,030
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 140 0.08 0.57 $29.88 $62,150
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.14 0.96 $29.50 $61,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 250 0.10 0.67 $28.83 $59,960

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)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.80 5.46 $30.55 $63,550
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 130 1.38 9.34 $27.04 $56,240
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.68 4.60 $19.14 $39,820
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.63 4.31 $19.07 $39,660
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.00 6.77 $19.76 $41,110

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)
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 130 1.38 9.34 $27.04 $56,240
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.00 6.77 $19.76 $41,110
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.80 5.46 $30.55 $63,550
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.68 4.60 $19.14 $39,820
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.63 4.31 $19.07 $39,660

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 150 0.80 5.46 $30.55 $63,550
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 130 1.38 9.34 $27.04 $56,240
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.86 $45,460
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.00 6.77 $19.76 $41,110
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 130 0.68 4.60 $19.14 $39,820


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018