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Below is the average costs for advanced/direct straight-time, over-time and double-time rigging/forklift with labor costs at 5,000lbs and 10,000lbs (per hour). This data was taken from 11 cities in the United States.


                                                                     DIRECT

Type
ST
OT DT
Man Cage
Averages: 5,000lbs
$358.93
$502.82 $795.31 $74.90
  10,000lbs
$481.53 $662.35 $1,114.98  

                                                                  ADVANCED
  Type ST OT DT Man Cage
Averages: 5,000lbs $275.07 $385.25 $607.78 $57.47
  10,000lbs $366.59 $504.72 $847.77  


Below is the list of cities in the United States used in the calculation of these cost averages.
The cities listed in green are low-cost cities;

the cities listed in blue are average-cost cities;

and the cities listed in red are high cost cities.


The following rates, which are indicative of each cities average cost level are for Direct Rigging w/Labor at 5,000lbs.


CITY/STATE
  ST   OT   DT   Man Cage
 
Denver
  $183.48   $236.05   n/a   $33.28  
Salt Lake City
  $199.30   $312.60   n/a   n/a  
Orlando
  $210.94   $296.13   n/a   n/a  
Las Vegas
  $241.87   $376.75   n/a   n/a
 

                 
San Francisco
  $284.10   $442.65   n/a   n/a  
Chicago
  $376.10   $574.43   $574.43   $79.01  
Nashville
  $380.65   $479.05   $584.00   n/a  
New York
  $391.50   $534.50   $704.18   $90.60  
                   
Phoenix
  $481.05   $628.10   $776.40   n/a  
Boston
  $521.50   $727.75   $853.50   n/a  
Philadelphia

$677.75   $923.00   $1,126.85   $96.70  



 
 
     

This information on this page is provided to all E2MA members to assist in budgeting rigging/forklift with labor costs in the United States. The data provided is derived directly from show kits forwarded to us by E2MA members, and industry colleagues.  We welcome any and all contributions to this effort.  If you have a show kit to share, please send it to meredith@e2ma.org.

*Updated 10/21/14

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