Riggers are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, riggers rate their career happiness 3.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 46% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy riggers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Faller
3.4
$48k
Plasterer
3.3
$48k
Air traffic controller
3.3
$130k
Non-Destructive testing specialist
3.3
$62k
Rigger
3.3
$48k
Dairy farmer
3.2
$26k
Agricultural engineer
3.2
$83k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

Are riggers happy with their salary?

Riggers rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.3/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most riggers having generally positive views of their salary.

We asked riggers how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.3 out of 5 stars

102 riggers

5 Star
18%

18% of riggers rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
28%

28% of riggers rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
31%

31% of riggers rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
16%

16% of riggers rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of riggers rated their compensation 1 stars

Do riggers find their jobs meaningful?

On average, riggers rate the meaningfulness of their work a 2.8/5. While most riggers aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked riggers how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

2.8 out of 5 stars

104 riggers

5 Star
15%

15% of riggers rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
16%

16% of riggers rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of riggers rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
29%

29% of riggers rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
17%

17% of riggers rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as riggers?

Riggers rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.8/5. The majority of riggers find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked riggers how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.8 out of 5 stars

110 riggers

5 Star
34%

34% of riggers rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
33%

33% of riggers rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
18%

18% of riggers rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
10%

10% of riggers rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of riggers rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is a rigger’s work environment?

As a whole, riggers rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.5/5. A solid majority of riggers enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as a rigger.

We asked riggers how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

111 riggers

5 Star
28%

28% of riggers rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
24%

24% of riggers rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of riggers rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
14%

14% of riggers rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
11%

11% of riggers rated their work environment 1 stars

Are riggers making the best use of their abilities?

Former riggers on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.0/5. Most riggers are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked riggers how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.0 out of 5 stars

110 riggers

5 Star
18%

18% of riggers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
22%

22% of riggers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
22%

22% of riggers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
24%

24% of riggers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
15%

15% of riggers rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars