Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-9096 Riggers

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


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
13,660 5.0 % $21.37 $44,440 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.13 $15.61 $20.57 $26.55 $31.97
Annual Wage (2) $25,230 $32,460 $42,780 $55,230 $66,490


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 2,350 0.88 $18.96 $39,430
Ship and Boat Building 1,380 1.10 $20.73 $43,110
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,300 0.06 $26.39 $54,890
Building Equipment Contractors 1,100 0.07 $22.48 $46,760
Employment Services 630 0.02 $19.85 $41,290

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ship and Boat Building 1,380 1.10 $20.73 $43,110
Support Activities for Mining 2,350 0.88 $18.96 $39,430
Logging 370 0.75 $18.55 $38,590
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 400 0.31 $14.39 $29,920
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 100 0.22 $19.63 $40,830

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $31.10 $64,700
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction (8) (8) $29.86 $62,120
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 40 0.01 $29.56 $61,490
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $28.45 $59,180
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,300 0.06 $26.39 $54,890


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 2,460 1.34 12.48 $17.56 $36,530
Texas 2,320 0.23 2.14 $19.52 $40,600
Virginia 970 0.27 2.55 $21.47 $44,660
Washington 960 0.36 3.33 $25.54 $53,130
California 770 0.06 0.51 $26.55 $55,210




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 2,460 1.34 12.48 $17.56 $36,530
Nevada 450 0.41 3.81 $29.15 $60,640
Washington 960 0.36 3.33 $25.54 $53,130
Maine 200 0.35 3.22 $22.80 $47,430
Virginia 970 0.27 2.55 $21.47 $44,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 160 0.27 2.53 $30.50 $63,440
Alaska 50 0.17 1.61 $29.70 $61,770
New York 210 0.03 0.24 $29.27 $60,880
Nevada 450 0.41 3.81 $29.15 $60,640
California 770 0.06 0.51 $26.55 $55,210

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 850 1.18 11.00 $21.60 $44,930
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 670 7.46 69.44 $17.26 $35,900
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 630 0.25 2.35 $19.38 $40,320
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 490 0.98 9.13 $17.61 $36,630
Lafayette, LA 480 3.35 31.18 $19.62 $40,800
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 440 0.55 5.09 $29.42 $61,190
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 380 4.74 44.11 $27.58 $57,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 0.64 $25.71 $53,490
Longview, TX 250 2.71 25.17 $17.02 $35,400
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 240 0.19 1.78 $28.02 $58,290




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 670 7.46 69.44 $17.26 $35,900
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 380 4.74 44.11 $27.58 $57,360
Lafayette, LA 480 3.35 31.18 $19.62 $40,800
Longview, TX 250 2.71 25.17 $17.02 $35,400
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 850 1.18 11.00 $21.60 $44,930
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 490 0.98 9.13 $17.61 $36,630
Corpus Christi, TX 150 0.87 8.07 $18.59 $38,660
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 110 0.70 6.50 $24.17 $50,270
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 440 0.55 5.09 $29.42 $61,190
Honolulu, HI 160 0.37 3.44 $30.50 $63,440




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.02 0.19 $32.12 $66,810
Honolulu, HI 160 0.37 3.44 $30.50 $63,440
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 440 0.55 5.09 $29.42 $61,190
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 80 0.08 0.78 $29.41 $61,170
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 240 0.19 1.78 $28.02 $58,290
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 380 4.74 44.11 $27.58 $57,360
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 40 0.03 0.23 $25.93 $53,940
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.78 $53,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 0.64 $25.71 $53,490
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.51 $53,070

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 480 3.65 33.92 $15.18 $31,560
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 4.31 $20.77 $43,210
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 5.17 $13.03 $27,110
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.82 7.62 $17.60 $36,600
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.70 6.53 $30.87 $64,200

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 480 3.65 33.92 $15.18 $31,560
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 60 0.82 7.62 $17.60 $36,600
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.70 6.53 $30.87 $64,200
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 70 0.56 5.17 $13.03 $27,110
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 4.31 $20.77 $43,210

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.70 6.53 $30.87 $64,200
Southern Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.61 $47,020
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 4.31 $20.77 $43,210
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.56 $42,760
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 3.11 $19.92 $41,430


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011