What Riggers Do
Set up or repair rigging for construction projects, manufacturing plants, logging yards, ships and shipyards, or for the entertainment industry.
- 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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*Some content used by permission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.