Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

51-2011 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

Assemble, fit, fasten, and install parts of airplanes, space vehicles, or missiles, such as tails, wings, fuselage, bulkheads, stabilizers, landing gear, rigging and control equipment, or heating and ventilating systems.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
42,810 5.1 % $23.84 $49,580 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.05 $17.50 $22.76 $31.20 $35.38
Annual Wage (2) $29,220 $36,400 $47,330 $64,890 $73,590


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 39,210 7.80 $24.16 $50,250
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,860 1.12 $19.19 $39,920
Employment Services 860 0.03 $18.35 $38,170
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 70 0.02 $19.06 $39,640
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 50 0.00 $26.49 $55,090

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 39,210 7.80 $24.16 $50,250
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,860 1.12 $19.19 $39,920
Employment Services 860 0.03 $18.35 $38,170
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 70 0.02 $19.06 $39,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $28.49 $59,260
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 50 (7) $26.49 $55,090
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 39,210 7.80 $24.16 $50,250
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,860 1.12 $19.19 $39,920
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 70 0.02 $19.06 $39,640


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 14,310 5.06 15.68 $25.60 $53,240
Texas 4,320 0.40 1.23 $22.89 $47,600
California 3,120 0.21 0.66 $24.84 $51,660
Alabama 2,230 1.21 3.75 $20.39 $42,410
Kansas 2,210 1.65 5.12 $23.25 $48,350




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 14,310 5.06 15.68 $25.60 $53,240
Kansas 2,210 1.65 5.12 $23.25 $48,350
Connecticut 2,120 1.30 4.01 $27.08 $56,330
Alabama 2,230 1.21 3.75 $20.39 $42,410
Oklahoma 1,500 0.96 2.98 $19.60 $40,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 2,120 1.30 4.01 $27.08 $56,330
Washington 14,310 5.06 15.68 $25.60 $53,240
California 3,120 0.21 0.66 $24.84 $51,660
Pennsylvania 1,630 0.29 0.90 $24.77 $51,530
Indiana (8) (8) (8) $24.20 $50,330





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 13,820 9.53 29.53 $25.56 $53,160
Wichita, KS 1,980 6.98 21.62 $23.81 $49,530
Tulsa, OK 1,380 3.28 10.15 $19.67 $40,910
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.69 2.15 $25.58 $53,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.29 0.90 $22.99 $47,820
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 810 0.62 1.93 $29.82 $62,020
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 460 0.26 0.80 $24.43 $50,810
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 460 0.53 1.65 $16.41 $34,140
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.25 0.77 $29.70 $61,770
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 190 0.09 0.27 $24.93 $51,850




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 13,820 9.53 29.53 $25.56 $53,160
Wichita, KS 1,980 6.98 21.62 $23.81 $49,530
Tulsa, OK 1,380 3.28 10.15 $19.67 $40,910
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.69 2.15 $25.58 $53,200
Bend, OR 40 0.65 2.02 $17.87 $37,170
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 810 0.62 1.93 $29.82 $62,020
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 460 0.53 1.65 $16.41 $34,140
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 160 0.47 1.44 $20.10 $41,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.29 0.90 $22.99 $47,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 460 0.26 0.80 $24.43 $50,810




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 810 0.62 1.93 $29.82 $62,020
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.25 0.77 $29.70 $61,770
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.69 2.15 $25.58 $53,200
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 13,820 9.53 29.53 $25.56 $53,160
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $25.15 $52,300
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 190 0.09 0.27 $24.93 $51,850
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.76 $51,490
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 460 0.26 0.80 $24.43 $50,810
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 70 0.09 0.26 $23.99 $49,900
Wichita, KS 1,980 6.98 21.62 $23.81 $49,530

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 500 6.01 18.63 $19.52 $40,610

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 500 6.01 18.63 $19.52 $40,610

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 500 6.01 18.63 $19.52 $40,610


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014