Top 3 Rigger Jobs

  • Rigger Journeyman - Continental Maritime of San Diego - San Diego, CA

    The Rigger is responsible for rigging material to lift, move, and position onto ships or to move around the shipyard; conveys instructions to crane operators and forklift drivers using hand signals ...

  • Rigger | Deck Technician - RWS Entertainment Group - RWS Entertainment Group - Las Vegas, NV

    The Rigger | Deck Technician under the supervision of the Production Manager. Will be responsible for the safe setup, operation and maintenance of all rigging equipment used by cast and crew within ...

  • Rigger/Ironworker - Industrial Trade Services - Casa Grande, AZ

    Rigger /Iron Worker Casa Grande, AZ $30 per hour + $100 per day per diem 60 hours RIGGER /IRON WORKER RESPONSIBILITIES: • Sets up hoisting equipment, raising and placing structural-steel members ...

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What Riggers Do

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

Rigger Salaries

  • 2020 employment: 21,300
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $48,130

Job Outlook for Riggers

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: 2,600
  • Growth rate: 12 percent (Faster than average)

How to Become a Rigger

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Work experience in a related occupation: None
  • Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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