Career Profile

Riggers

Education High school diploma or equivalent
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $45,500
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Riggers set up or repair rigging for construction projects, manufacturing plants, logging yards, ships and shipyards, or for the entertainment industry.

General Information

Set up or repair rigging for construction projects, manufacturing plants, logging yards, ships and shipyards, or for the entertainment industry.

Riggers

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area

9

Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 9 openings per year are projected for Riggers.

+15.7%

Employment Change

Employment for Riggers is forecasted to increase on par with the regional average by 15.7% between 2022 and 2027.

$21.88

Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $21.88/hour. Entry level workers are paid $15.98, while experienced workers are paid $24.83. The median wage is comparable to average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 62 Riggers in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 72.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Riggers are Other Specialty Trade Contractors, Utility System Construction, and Support Activities for Mining.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Riggers include Mechanical, Building and Construction, and Customer and Personal Service.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Riggers is HS diploma or less. 16% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET