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Acrobatic Rigger Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$56,188 (USD)

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Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Acrobatic Rigger is $56,188 a year and $27 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Acrobatic Rigger is between $41,156 and $68,708. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Erects equipment for aerial and acrobatic acts in shows, such as circus, variety show, and carnivals, working as member of crew: drills holes in floor of stage or platform, using electric drill, and fastens metal floor plates to hold vertical steel rods.
  • Screws steel rods to holding plates and stretches wire or rope between rods, using handtools.
  • Climbs ladder to attach ropes, swinging trapeze, and other rigging to ceiling area.
  • Fastens rigging and pulleys to hooks or poles in ceiling.
  • Erects net under aerial and highwire acts for safety of performers.
  • Lowers and raises trapezes and nets during performance.
Acrobatic Rigger Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Riggers

Job family population: 21,000

Estimated population of Acrobatic Rigger jobs: 3,500

Rate of error: 5.2%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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