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Parachute Rigger Salary

$24,042 (USD)

Average Salary

$12/hr

Average Hourly

$264

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for a Parachute Rigger is $24,042 a year and $12 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Parachute Rigger is between $19,200 and $27,761. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Parachute Rigger. 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:
  • Folds parachutes according to specifications and packs chutes in bag: draws canopy of parachute from pack cover to its full length on surface of long bench.
  • Straightens shrouds to eliminate coils or tangles.
  • Folds canopy lengthwise on its seams, one segment over another.
  • Loops each shroud and forces it into retaining clip of pack cover.
  • Folds canopy in fanfold arrangement and places in pack cover.
  • Places pilot chute over parachute canopy, forces spring flat with hands, and secures it in place with release devices, such as ripcord, barometric pressure release, electromechanical release, or explosive charge.
  • Inspects canopy, shroud, buckles, and harness straps for damage or wear.
  • Must be licensed by federal aviation administration.
  • May be designated master rigger when additionally qualified through experience to meet federal aviation administration requirements.
Parachute Rigger Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Recreation Workers

Job family population: 353,570

Estimated population of Parachute Rigger jobs: 106

Rate of error: 1.0%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$27,872
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Parachute Rigger Job Listings for United States

92R Parachute Rigger
Dec 6
Army National Guard
Take your skills to new heights as a Parachute Rigger in the Army National Guard. You will be responsible for the safety of the men, women, and equipment that are using the parachutes you pack. This ...
92R Parachute Rigger
Dec 6
Army National Guard
Take your skills to new heights as a Parachute Rigger in the Army National Guard. You will be responsible for the safety of the men, women, and equipment that are using the parachutes you pack. This ...
Rigger - Semi Skilled
Dec 11
Groton, United States
General Dynamics Shared Resources
Candidates for Rigger will be trained in the following requirements: Selection and use of wire rope, chain and synthetic web slings, rigging hardware, and lifting devices. Interpretation of rated ...
Rigger
Nov 18
Columbia, SC, USA
Crofton Industries
Rigger Division/Department: Crane and Rigging Division Reports to: Operations Manager Location: Hampton Roads FLSA: Non exempt The rigger will work on a team with the Crane and Rigging Division under ...
Rigger
Nov 18
Charlotte, NC, USA
Crofton Industries
Rigger Division/Department: Crane and Rigging Division Reports to: Operations Manager Location: Hampton Roads FLSA: Non exempt The rigger will work on a team with the Crane and Rigging Division under ...

The average pay for a Parachute Rigger is $24,042 a year and $12 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Parachute Rigger is between $19,200 and $27,761. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Parachute Rigger. 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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92R Parachute Rigger
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Take your skills to new heights as a Parachute Rigger in the Army National Guard. You will be responsible for the safety of the men, women, and equipment that are using the parachutes you pack. This ...
92R Parachute Rigger
Dec 6
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Take your skills to new heights as a Parachute Rigger in the Army National Guard. You will be responsible for the safety of the men, women, and equipment that are using the parachutes you pack. This ...
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