How much money does a rigger make?
Riggers earn an average annual base salary of $68,170, according to the 2022 Construction Craft Salary Survey. That equates to $32.77/hour.
These numbers do not include overtime, per diem or other incentives that can increase earnings and benefits.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the highest 10% of riggers earned more than $77,240 annually.
Riggers are responsible for attaching loads to cranes using cables, hooks and other equipment. To learn more about rigging, check out our rigger career page.