Riggers

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Total Workforce

12.7k

Average Age

37.2

Average Salary

$52,143

Average Male Salary

$52,875

Average Female Salary

$17,866

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Riggers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Ship & boat building 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 Construction. Riggers are paid most in Bremerton & Port Orchard Cities PUMA, WA but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$52,143

AVERAGE SALARY

± $9,389

In 2018, Riggers earned an average of $52,143, $1,745 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters make somewhat more than Riggers while Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers 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

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WAGE GINI

In 2018, Riggers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.301, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Riggers, by number of employees, are Ship & boat building, Support activities for mining, and National security & international affairs.

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Industries by Share

12.7k

2018 Workforce

± 2,768

-3.83%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 31.7%

The number of people employed as Riggers has been declining at a rate of -3.83%, from 13,220 people in 2017 to 12,714 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Riggers employed by various industries. Ship & boat building employs the largest share of Riggers at  18%, followed by Support activities for mining with 17.9% and National security & international affairs with 6.66%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Riggers in the US. The average age of male Riggers in the workforce is 37.1 and of female Riggers is 43.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Riggers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

12.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,739

266

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 400

97.9% of Riggers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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)

73.3% of Riggers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.2% 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 Gender

37.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.95

43.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 5.2

The median age of Riggers is 37.2, and Male employees are generally 6.24 years younger 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

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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MOST SPECIALIZED 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 Critical Thinking, Judgment and Decision Making, and Operation and Control. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Riggers need more than the average amount of Installation, Equipment Selection, and Repairing.

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