Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
14,690 4.4 % $21.44 $44,590 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.72 $15.87 $20.51 $26.04 $31.10
Annual Wage (2) $26,470 $33,020 $42,660 $54,160 $64,700


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 2,500 0.66 $19.60 $40,780
Ship and Boat Building 1,500 1.19 $21.74 $45,210
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,360 0.07 $26.21 $54,510
Building Equipment Contractors 1,350 0.08 $22.31 $46,410
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,180 0.22 $18.78 $39,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Inland Water Transportation 560 2.29 $17.42 $36,230
Ship and Boat Building 1,500 1.19 $21.74 $45,210
Logging 410 0.83 $18.66 $38,820
Support Activities for Mining 2,500 0.66 $19.60 $40,780
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 330 0.25 $14.18 $29,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 60 0.02 $35.18 $73,180
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $32.05 $66,650
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 140 0.07 $30.92 $64,310
Motion Picture and Video Industries 440 0.12 $30.25 $62,920
Other Support Services 40 0.01 $28.32 $58,910


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 3,520 1.89 16.72 $18.81 $39,110
Texas 2,810 0.27 2.35 $19.39 $40,320
California 850 0.06 0.53 $24.83 $51,640
Washington 700 0.25 2.23 $27.03 $56,210
Florida 600 0.08 0.73 $21.40 $44,520




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 3,520 1.89 16.72 $18.81 $39,110
Maine 240 0.41 3.65 $24.49 $50,930
Texas 2,810 0.27 2.35 $19.39 $40,320
Hawaii 160 0.27 2.43 $31.88 $66,300
Washington 700 0.25 2.23 $27.03 $56,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 60 0.02 0.22 $33.43 $69,530
Hawaii 160 0.27 2.43 $31.88 $66,300
New York 180 0.02 0.18 $30.52 $63,480
New Jersey 30 0.01 0.08 $27.53 $57,270
Pennsylvania 190 0.03 0.30 $27.23 $56,640





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,330 0.50 4.46 $19.89 $41,370
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 970 10.44 92.56 $17.92 $37,280
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 610 1.17 10.42 $20.71 $43,090
Lafayette, LA 350 2.32 20.54 $22.00 $45,770
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 190 0.15 1.34 $23.70 $49,300
Honolulu, HI 150 0.34 3.06 $31.13 $64,750
Corpus Christi, TX 150 0.81 7.18 $20.65 $42,940
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 130 0.06 0.50 $23.58 $49,050
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 1.10 $26.52 $55,160
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 120 0.07 0.60 $26.73 $55,600




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 970 10.44 92.56 $17.92 $37,280
Lafayette, LA 350 2.32 20.54 $22.00 $45,770
Victoria, TX 100 1.95 17.29 $21.41 $44,540
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 610 1.17 10.42 $20.71 $43,090
Odessa, TX 80 1.15 10.18 $14.37 $29,880
Corpus Christi, TX 150 0.81 7.18 $20.65 $42,940
Wilmington, NC 110 0.79 7.02 $14.94 $31,070
Mobile, AL 100 0.58 5.14 $16.71 $34,760
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 90 0.58 5.15 $23.47 $48,830
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,330 0.50 4.46 $19.89 $41,370




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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $37.58 $78,160
Pittsburgh, PA 110 0.10 0.89 $32.15 $66,870
Honolulu, HI 150 0.34 3.06 $31.13 $64,750
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.02 0.17 $29.20 $60,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.31 $56,800
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 120 0.07 0.60 $26.73 $55,600
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 1.10 $26.52 $55,160
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $25.80 $53,650
Greensboro-High Point, NC 40 0.11 1.01 $24.57 $51,100
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 80 0.06 0.53 $24.31 $50,560

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 870 6.48 57.43 $18.11 $37,660
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 260 0.92 8.18 $18.87 $39,250
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.42 3.77 $17.33 $36,050
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 1.86 $25.25 $52,530
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 2.30 $15.23 $31,670

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 870 6.48 57.43 $18.11 $37,660
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 260 0.92 8.18 $18.87 $39,250
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.42 3.77 $17.33 $36,050
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 2.30 $15.23 $31,670
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 1.86 $25.25 $52,530

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 1.86 $25.25 $52,530
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.90 $45,540
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 260 0.92 8.18 $18.87 $39,250
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 870 6.48 57.43 $18.11 $37,660
Hammond nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.64 $36,700


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013