Riggers Salary Information

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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Riggers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,930
25th Percentile Wage
$36,460
50th Percentile Wage
$48,580
75th Percentile Wage
$60,980
90th Percentile Wage
$75,340

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 $75,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,930. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 160% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of riggers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$48,580
5.95% 12.19%
2016
$45,690
5.41% -
2015
$43,220
3.82% -
2014
$41,570
-1.68% -
2013
$42,270
-0.92% -
2012
$42,660
- -

Table 2. Riggers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of riggers in 18 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 $78,730. The lowest paying sector is the management of companies and enterprises sector (annual salary $35,130).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$78,730
Information
$63,650
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$63,100
Accommodation and Food Services
$61,960
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,490
Educational Services
$53,350
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$53,190
Federal, State, and Local Government
$53,040
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$52,090
Transportation and Warehousing
$50,290
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$49,150
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$47,940
Manufacturing
$47,110
Construction
$46,810
Mining
$43,860
Wholesale Trade
$40,850
Retail Trade
$35,480
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$35,130

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Riggers by States

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 $25,820 to $70,700. The highest paying state for riggers is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $70,700. The lowest paying state is West Virginia with a median annual salary of $25,820. For more salary information of riggers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Hawaii
$70,700
New York
$67,350
Michigan
$64,930
Oregon
$64,650
Nevada
$63,750
District of Columbia
$62,470
New Mexico
$62,100
Maryland
$60,090
New Jersey
$58,770
California
$57,880
Maine
$56,180
Alaska
$54,620
Washington
$53,840
North Dakota
$52,940
Utah
$51,750
North Carolina
$50,900
Massachusetts
$50,650
Virginia
$49,910
Connecticut
$49,170
Minnesota
$49,140
Oklahoma
$48,010
Pennsylvania
$47,760
Alabama
$46,790
Illinois
$46,520
Montana
$46,390
Texas
$46,040
Indiana
$44,070
New Hampshire
$43,220
Louisiana
$43,200
Georgia
$42,950
Missouri
$42,210
Colorado
$41,820
Florida
$41,530
Tennessee
$41,450
Guam
$41,260
Nebraska
$40,000
Ohio
$39,870
Rhode Island
$39,700
Iowa
$39,110
Wyoming
$38,970
Mississippi
$38,930
South Carolina
$38,320
Kentucky
$37,930
Wisconsin
$34,600
Kansas
$34,280
Arizona
$30,440
Arkansas
$26,240
West Virginia
$25,820



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