Riggers (49-9096)

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

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 3332 -3.00 11
United States 20,80022,600 8.7180 540720

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 23.5713.3816.56 21.9728.3635.94
Alaska 23.3314.5718.28 25.2728.2830.09
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 23.5014.2918.74 25.4328.4130.19

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
5421 38.948.8 39.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation10
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation3
UI claimants previously working in occupation7
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 85
Number of job position postings 34
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Fall Protection
Fire Detection and Protection
Fire Prevention
Hazard Communication
Hazard Recognition Training, 16-Hour EM 385-1-1
Hazard Recognition Training, 40-Hour EM 385-1-1
Health Hazards in Construction
Introduction to OSHA - Construction
Introduction to OSHA - General Industry
Lockout and Tagout
Machine Guarding
OSHA 10-Hour Outreach for Construction
OSHA 10-Hour Outreach for General Industry
OSHA 30-Hour Outreach for Construction
OSHA 30-Hour Outreach for General Industry
Personal Protective Equipment
Rigging & Material Handling
Safety Programs and Subpart C
Stairways and Ladders
Walking and Working Surfaces

 Degree
Alaska Petroleum Academy   (Kenai)
Rigging/Lifting Training

 Degree
Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
OSHA 10 Hour General Construction
OSHA 30 Hour General Construction
Qualified Rigger/Signal Person

 Degree
Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
Fall Protection - S08

 Degree
Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
OSHA 10 hour
OSHA 30 hour
Qualified Rigger/Signalperson
Qualified Rigger/Signalperson and Boom Truck Combined

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
OSHA 10/30 Hour General Industry
OSHA Construction Outreach - 10 Hours Certificate
OSHA Construction Outreach - 30 Hours Certificate
OSHA General Industry Outreach - 30 Hours Certificate

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Energy Isolation-Lockout/Tag Out/018
OSHA 10 Hour Construction / 020 Training
OSHA 10 Hour General Industry / 021
OSHA 30 Hour Construction / 022
OSHA 30 Hour General Industry / 023
Qualified Rigger Training / 025
Qualified Rigger/Signal person/027
Qualified Signal Person/026

 Degree
Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
OSHA Outreach Training, 10 Hour Certificate
OSHA Outreach Training, 30 Hour Certificate

 Degree
University of Alaska, Mining and Petroleum Training Service   (Soldotna)
Rigging and Signalperson Entry Level