• Riggers
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 50,820
    $31,250 range bar $62,680
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Riggers set up or repair rigging for construction projects, manufacturing plants, logging yards, ships and shipyards, or for the entertainment industry.

What do they typically do

  • Control movement of heavy equipment through narrow openings or confined spaces
  • Signal or verbally direct workers involved in hoisting and moving loads to ensure safety of workers and materials
  • Fabricate, set up, and repair rigging, supporting structures, hoists, and pulling gear using hand and power tools
  • Select gear such as cables, pulleys, and winches, according to load weights and sizes, facilities, and work schedules
  • Align, level, and anchor machinery
  • Use hand and power tools to attach loads to rigging to provide support or prepare them for moving
  • Tilt, dip, and turn suspended loads to maneuver over, under, or around obstacles
  • Test rigging to make sure it is safe and reliable

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.8%
Job Opening 43

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Hand Rigger, Heavy Lift Rigger, Machinery Erector, Machinery Mover, Marine Rigger, Motor Rigger, Rigger, Rigging Fabricator, Ship Rigger
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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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