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Rigging Personnel - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Rigging Personnel"

How much does a Rigging Personnel in the federal government get paid? $69,657.23* *Based on the 2021 average.

Rigging Personnel was the 421st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 43 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2021, the U.S. Coast Guard hired the most employees titled Rigging, with an average salary of $65,288.

Government Rigging jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Rigging job is FWS-8, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-10. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard covers nonsupervisory work involved in the selection, installation and use of cables, ropes, chains, and other weight handling gear to lift, move, and position heavy loads; and the assembly, repair, and installation of standing and running rigging used to support, secure, or operate equipment, machinery, and other items. This work requires a knowledge of rigging practices and weight handling techniques; the ability to plan and select the appropriate gear; and the skill to assemble, repair, and install rigging on a variety of objects.

Agencies that have hired a Rigging Personnel

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
U.S. Coast Guard 23 $65,288.43
Maritime Administration 12 $61,561.42
Department of Energy 4 $117,568.75
National Park Service 3 $72,047.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $68,474.00

Rigging Personnel Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Rigging Personnel is $69,657.23. The highest paid Rigging Personnel made $133,717 in 2021.

Common Rigging Personnel Payscales

Payscale Number of Rigging Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 32
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 4
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 3
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 3
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 1

Starting Paygrade: $10.68 to $28.58 / hour at paygrade FWS-8
Maximum Paygrade: $11.60 to $32.52 / hour at paygrade FWS-10

Other Jobs at the FWS-8 Paygrade

FWS-8 is the starting paygrade for Rigging jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-8 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Optical Instrument RepairingFWS-8FWS-11
Offset Press OperatingFWS-7FWS-11
Railroad RepairingFWS-5FWS-8
Fuel Distribution System OperatingFWS-6FWS-10

Average Rigging Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Rigging Personnel was $48,338. Since then, the average pay has increased to $69,657 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 5210.

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