We surveyed 227 gaffers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical gaffer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a gaffer?



Working as a gaffer typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a gaffer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a gaffer typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a gaffer?



It’s typically difficult to find a job as a gaffer.


Do gaffers work full-time or part-time?

41% of gaffers work in full-time roles while 59% work part-time.