The salary statistics of riggers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of riggers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The riggers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for riggers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) riggers is $74,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,820. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 168% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of riggers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of riggers in 15 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for riggers occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $76,810. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $33,990).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
From the above tables we note that not only riggers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of riggers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $31,800 to $68,510. The highest paying state for riggers is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $68,510. The lowest paying state is Arkansas with a median annual salary of $31,800. For more salary information of riggers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New Jersey|| |
|New York|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|North Dakota|| |