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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Riggers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,820
25th Percentile Wage
$34,440
50th Percentile Wage
$45,690
75th Percentile Wage
$58,990
90th Percentile Wage
$74,750

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of riggers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,6905.41%6.63%
201543,2203.82%-
201441,570-1.68%-
201342,270-0.92%-
201242,660--

Table 2. Riggers Salary by Industry Sector

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
Utilities
$76,810
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$63,100
Information
$61,520
Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,250
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$51,810
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$51,300
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$47,210
Transportation and Warehousing
$45,620
Construction
$45,510
Manufacturing
$45,060
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$43,130
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$40,010
Mining
$38,400
Wholesale Trade
$38,230
Retail Trade
$33,990

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 $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
Hawaii
$68,510
New Jersey
$60,500
Nevada
$59,190
New York
$58,980
Minnesota
$58,480
Maryland
$57,730
California
$57,320
Ohio
$54,880
Oregon
$54,460
Maine
$54,390
Michigan
$53,900
Alaska
$52,570
Utah
$50,580
Pennsylvania
$49,940
Oklahoma
$48,880
Washington
$48,540
Connecticut
$48,190
Georgia
$47,890
Illinois
$46,590
North Carolina
$45,430
Massachusetts
$45,280
Alabama
$44,630
Mississippi
$44,540
Missouri
$43,540
South Carolina
$42,530
Kentucky
$42,390
Texas
$41,880
Rhode Island
$39,700
Indiana
$39,480
Florida
$38,330
Colorado
$37,600
North Dakota
$37,370
Iowa
$36,980
Louisiana
$36,660
Tennessee
$34,940
Arizona
$34,140
Wisconsin
$32,400
Arkansas
$31,800


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