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High Rigger Salary

$53,559 (USD)

Average Salary

$26/hr

Average Hourly

$911

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 07, 2019

The average pay for a High Rigger is $53,559 a year and $26 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a High Rigger is between $39,230 and $65,492. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Installs rigging to raise, lower, or support equipment, such as scenery, lighting equipment, ladders, and nets for theatrical performances on stage or television studio: climbs ladders, poles, or scaffolding to determine position for rigging and connects, hangs, or attaches cables, ropes, and blocks (pulley) across loft area of stage.
  • Tests rigging to ensure that it is workable.
  • Erects high ladders for acrobatic performances by connecting successive short lengths of ladder to top of erected portion, using clamps, wrenches, and hammers.
  • Installs motors used to move curtains and track on which scenery and curtains move, using handtools and power tools.
High Rigger Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Riggers

Job family population: 20,970

Estimated population of High Rigger jobs: 3,749

Rate of error: 5.5%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$62,089
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

High Rigger Job Listings for United States

Auditorium Technician
Nov 14
San Mateo, CA, USA
San Mateo Union High School District
... assigned high school auditoriums. Supervise events, crews, the use of equipment, and perform ... rigging) is a must. -Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets, Word and Outlook ...
Rigging Millwright
Oct 15
Seattle, WA, USA
JB Consulting Systems
As our Rigging Millwright, you will be responsible for safely disassembling, assembling and ... Willing to train the right individual with a high level of mechanical aptitude and experience with ...
Crane, Hoisting & Rigging - Engineer II
Oct 16
Incline Village, United States
UNAVAILABLE
A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments ... Responsibilities This position will serve as an Engineer II in the Crane, Hoisting & Rigging ...
Accounting Coordinator
Oct 10
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Associated Wire Rope & Rigging, Inc.
... ERP. * High level of accountability, accuracy, and efficiency, especially when multitasking. Company Description Associated Wire Rope & Rigging, located in Los Angeles near LAX, has exclusive ...
Final-Rotating Equipment Technician
Dec 6
Valencia, CA, USA
Exact Staff
... and rigging equipment. 8. Must have experience with piping, tubing and (flanges is a plus). 9. MUST have the ability to work in a fast moving high pressure environment. 10.Must be able to lift a ...

The average pay for a High Rigger is $53,559 a year and $26 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a High Rigger is between $39,230 and $65,492. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Rigging Millwright
Oct 15
Seattle, WA, USA
JB Consulting Systems
As our Rigging Millwright, you will be responsible for safely disassembling, assembling and ... Willing to train the right individual with a high level of mechanical aptitude and experience with ...
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