Riggers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
12.4k
Average Age
38.1
Estimated Job Growth
4.68%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$51,235
Average Male Salary
$51,714
Average Female Salary
$38,090

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Riggers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Support activities for mining is the industry that employs the most Riggers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Riggers, by average wage, is Electric power generation, transmission & distribution. Riggers are paid most in Bremerton & Port Orchard Cities PUMA, WA but are relatively concentrated in Bremerton & Port Orchard Cities PUMA, WA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$51,235
AVERAGE SALARY
± $7,141

In 2020, Riggers earned an average of $51,235, $4,719 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Elementary & middle school teachers make somewhat more than Riggers while Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Riggers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.312
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Riggers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.312, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Riggers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Riggers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Riggers.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

12.4k
2020 Workforce
± 2,736
4.86%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 30.1%

The number of people employed as Riggers has been growing at a rate of 4.86%, from 11,847 people in 2019 to 12,423 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Riggers employed by various industries. Support activities for mining employs the largest share of Riggers at  26.8%, followed by Ship & boat building with 18.6% and Construction with 6.27%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Riggers in the US. The average age of male Riggers in the workforce is 38.1 and of female Riggers is 36.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Riggers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

12k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,688
437
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 513

96.5% of Riggers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Riggers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Riggers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

67.3% of Riggers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.8% of Riggers, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Riggers.

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Age by Sex

38.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.86
36.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 14.5

The median age of Riggers is 38.1, and Male employees are generally 1.37 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Riggers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Riggers is Visual & Performing Arts but a relatively high number of Riggers hold a major in Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Riggers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Riggers need many skills, but most especially Operation and Control, Monitoring, and Coordination. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Riggers need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Selection.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Riggers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Riggers are expected to see a growth of 4.68% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

4.68%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Riggers. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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