2020-21 Crew Pay Rate Report

About the Crew Pay Rate Report:

Every event is only as good as the people who make it possible.

For the fifth year in a row, LASSO is excited to publish crew pay rate data from across the event industry. In this report, we provide insight into the pay of these amazing people who drive the success of our industry.

The purpose of this annual report is to better understand pay trends in the industry. It should also enable leaders to benchmark their crew pay rates compared to what others in the event space. Results are based on domestic jobs crewed on the LASSO Platform, segmented by all major geographic regions. This report also serves to identify national pay trends prior to and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The data found in this report represents the regional average wage rates for 14 common live event crew positions.

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The crew positions reviewed in this report include:

Audio: A1, A2

Video: Camera Op, LED Tech, Projectionist, V1, V2

Lighting: LD, L1, L2

General: Carpenter, General AV Tech/Utility, Master Electrician, Stagehand


LASSO has organized the results by region which are as follows:

Southeast: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida

Mid-Atlantic: Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York

New England: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine

Midwest: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri

Rocky Mountains: Montana, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado

Southwest: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

West Coast: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Hawaii, Alaska


In this report, you will learn:

  • The most common mistakes live event professionals make when talent sourcing and managing event crews
  • How costly, but more importantly, how avoidable many of these cardinal sins are. Simple event staffing solutions you can implement today for better workforce management in your organization

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