June 2, 2022
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How Much Money Does a Rigger Make?

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.