Average Salary Per Year: $57,084
Are you interested in practical physics? Do you love working outdoors? That combination is a good start to becoming a rigger. Riggers attach loads to cranes or structures using equipment like cables, pulleys and winches. Load calculations are necessary for each load and engineering principles are always in play. Riggers ensure equipment and materials are moved safely around a job site.
*Average base salary from 2018 NCCER Craft Salary Survey.
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Good depth perception and manual dexterity. Riggers also need to have good judgement and decision making skills.