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DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

49-9096 Riggers



Set up or repair rigging for construction projects, manufacturing plants, logging yards, ships and shipyards, or for the entertainment industry.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 508$27.72/hr$19.34/hr$19.35/hr$23.89/hr$31.40/hr$49.70/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Manufacturing20$24.04/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities90$44.75/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other Services30$24.06/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$24.04/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 20$30.54/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 40$49.71/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 50$23.89/hr15.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 90$30.44/hrN/A
Minnesota 150$24.78/hr-0.8%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 710$24.41/hr0.0%
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 890$16.26/hr4.6%
Carpenters 17,130$29.41/hr1.3%


  • Dismantle and store rigging equipment after use.
  • Select gear, such as cables, pulleys, and winches, according to load weights and sizes, facilities, and work schedules.
  • Manipulate rigging lines, hoists, and pulling gear to move or support materials, such as heavy equipment, ships, or theatrical sets.
  • Test rigging to ensure safety and reliability.
  • Load machines onto trucks to prepare for transportation.
  • Attach loads to rigging to provide support or prepare them for moving, using hand and power tools.
  • Install ground rigging for yarding lines, attaching chokers to logs and to the lines.
  • Signal or verbally direct workers engaged in hoisting and moving loads to ensure safety of workers and materials.
  • Test rigging to ensure safety and reliability.
  • Align, level, and anchor machinery.