Motion Picture Grips and Set-up Workers

Career Overview

Grips are lighting and rigging technicians in the film making and video production industries. They constitute their own department on a film set and are directed by a key grip.


There is no specific educational requirement for this position. Carpentry skills are necessary, but most work can be learned on the job.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$21,000 /yr
$35,000 /yr
$45,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Electronics
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Trade-related courses
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada
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