Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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
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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)
12,550 4.8 % $17.07 $35,510 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.89 $12.76 $16.25 $20.50 $25.29
Annual Wage (2) $20,560 $26,530 $33,800 $42,640 $52,600

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Ship and boat building 1,670 $15.77 $32,800 1 19
Federal government (OES designation) 1,370 $21.13 $43,950 2 4
Building equipment contractors 890 $17.71 $36,840 3 12
Support activities for mining 770 $13.01 $27,060 4 30
Inland water transportation 630 $15.82 $32,910 5 18

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Natural gas distribution (6) $32.47 $67,540 (6) 1
Basic chemical manufacturing 70 $22.77 $47,360 20 2
Industrial machinery manufacturing 30 $22.16 $46,100 27 3
Federal government (OES designation) 1,370 $21.13 $43,950 2 4
Performing arts companies 50 $20.92 $43,510 23 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Louisiana 2,220 $13.44 $27,950 0.120% 414
Maine 290 $17.28 $35,950 0.049% 257
New Mexico 270 $13.28 $27,610 0.037% 362
Washington 810 $20.79 $43,250 0.032% 308
Hawaii 170 $23.01 $47,860 0.031% 155

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Missouri (6) $26.60 $55,320 (6) 102
Wisconsin 330 $23.67 $49,230 0.012% 157
Hawaii 170 $23.01 $47,860 0.031% 155
Minnesota 80 $22.79 $47,390 0.003% 214
Kansas 90 $22.32 $46,430 0.007% 142

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Houma, LA MSA 810 $14.13 $29,390 0.999%
Bremerton, WA PMSA 380 $23.01 $47,860 0.516%
Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA-NC MSA 760 $17.36 $36,110 0.108%
New Orleans, LA MSA 490 $12.56 $26,120 0.082%
Charleston, WV MSA 80 $20.04 $41,690 0.063%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Ventura, CA PMSA 30 $29.26 $60,860 0.010%
Kansas City, MO-KS MSA (6) $25.86 $53,790 (6)
Honolulu, HI MSA 170 $23.18 $48,210 0.042%
Bremerton, WA PMSA 380 $23.01 $47,860 0.516%
Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, OH PMSA (6) $21.39 $44,480 (6)

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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