Gaffer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

How do gaffer salaries compare to similar careers?

Gaffers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than ironworkers but more than plasterers.

Career Median Salary
Ironworker salary $54K
Crane operator salary $54K
Pipefitter salary $52K
Plumber salary $50K
Brickmason salary $51K
Gaffer salary $36K
Explosives worker salary $50K
Model maker salary $53K
HVAC technician salary $45K
Plasterer salary $44K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)