Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
20,350 5.0 % $22.55 $46,900 3.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.81 $15.56 $19.99 $26.58 $33.70
Annual Wage (2) $26,640 $32,360 $41,570 $55,280 $70,100


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 4,390 1.05 $24.84 $51,670
Ship and Boat Building 1,740 1.29 $21.08 $43,850
Building Equipment Contractors 1,410 0.08 $23.61 $49,100
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,410 0.07 $25.82 $53,700
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 1,340 0.23 $20.60 $42,850

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 1,740 1.29 $21.08 $43,850
Support Activities for Mining 4,390 1.05 $24.84 $51,670
Support Activities for Water Transportation 750 0.79 $21.97 $45,700
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 690 0.49 $20.24 $42,090
Logging 160 0.31 $23.87 $49,640

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 100 0.03 $35.39 $73,610
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 30 0.03 $33.40 $69,480
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 (7) $33.38 $69,440
Motion Picture and Video Industries 270 0.07 $31.99 $66,530
Other Support Services 70 0.02 $31.79 $66,120


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 6,110 3.19 21.17 $17.72 $36,870
Texas 2,990 0.27 1.77 $21.47 $44,670
Virginia 1,220 0.34 2.23 $23.23 $48,310
California 1,000 0.07 0.44 $26.59 $55,300
Washington 730 0.25 1.66 $25.33 $52,680




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 6,110 3.19 21.17 $17.72 $36,870
Maine 240 0.40 2.68 $24.53 $51,030
Virginia 1,220 0.34 2.23 $23.23 $48,310
Oklahoma 510 0.32 2.15 $23.11 $48,060
Texas 2,990 0.27 1.77 $21.47 $44,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 110 0.04 0.26 $31.74 $66,030
Hawaii 160 0.26 1.73 $31.65 $65,840
New Jersey 250 0.07 0.43 $29.26 $60,860
Pennsylvania 330 0.06 0.39 $28.91 $60,120
Colorado 100 0.04 0.29 $28.04 $58,330





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)
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 1,830 18.44 122.43 $17.51 $36,430
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,370 0.48 3.19 $22.83 $47,490
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,160 1.59 10.53 $23.45 $48,770
Lafayette, LA 1,140 7.29 48.40 $17.50 $36,390
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 1,090 2.02 13.43 $18.22 $37,900
Baton Rouge, LA 660 1.73 11.51 $16.69 $34,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.07 0.48 $30.54 $63,520
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.05 0.33 $29.37 $61,080
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 220 0.17 1.10 (8) (8)
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 190 0.21 1.39 $23.03 $47,890




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 1,830 18.44 122.43 $17.51 $36,430
Lafayette, LA 1,140 7.29 48.40 $17.50 $36,390
Odessa, TX 160 2.25 14.92 $18.27 $38,010
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 1,090 2.02 13.43 $18.22 $37,900
Victoria, TX 100 1.97 13.07 $24.50 $50,960
Baton Rouge, LA 660 1.73 11.51 $16.69 $34,710
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,160 1.59 10.53 $23.45 $48,770
Longview, TX 130 1.31 8.72 $18.11 $37,660
Pascagoula, MS 60 1.14 7.56 $20.28 $42,180
Mobile, AL 130 0.75 4.98 $17.59 $36,580




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)
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.14 0.96 $36.71 $76,360
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 70 0.04 0.26 $33.49 $69,660
Honolulu, HI 150 0.34 2.23 $30.99 $64,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.07 0.48 $30.54 $63,520
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.05 0.33 $29.37 $61,080
Pittsburgh, PA 110 0.09 0.63 $26.92 $55,990
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $26.36 $54,830
Columbia, SC 110 0.31 2.08 $25.99 $54,050
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 80 0.04 0.28 $25.98 $54,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 110 0.05 0.31 $25.47 $52,980

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 900 6.64 44.11 $18.21 $37,870
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.82 5.46 (8) (8)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.44 2.95 $24.82 $51,630
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.81 5.35 $17.76 $36,930
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.23 (8) (8)

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 900 6.64 44.11 $18.21 $37,870
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 120 0.82 5.46 (8) (8)
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.81 5.35 $17.76 $36,930
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.44 2.95 $24.82 $51,630
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 2.36 $16.54 $34,390

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)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.44 2.95 $24.82 $51,630
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.32 $46,430
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 900 6.64 44.11 $18.21 $37,870
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.81 5.35 $17.76 $36,930
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 2.36 $16.54 $34,390


About May 2014 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015