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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
Industry profile for Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
Geographic profile for Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

National estimates for Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
33,320 3.1 % $ 26.63 $ 55,380 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.30 $ 18.69 $ 23.79 $ 35.32 $ 38.61
Annual Wage (2) $ 31,820 $ 38,870 $ 49,480 $ 73,470 $ 80,300


Industry profile for Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 28,510 6.07 $ 27.49 $ 57,180
Employment Services 3,090 0.09 $ 16.73 $ 34,800
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,150 0.59 $ 29.85 $ 62,090
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 150 0.01 $ 37.20 $ 77,380
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 140 0.04 $ 28.24 $ 58,730

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 28,510 6.07 $ 27.49 $ 57,180
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,150 0.59 $ 29.85 $ 62,090
Employment Services 3,090 0.09 $ 16.73 $ 34,800
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 140 0.04 $ 28.24 $ 58,730
Scheduled Air Transportation 60 0.01 $ 44.01 $ 91,540

Top paying industries for Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 60 0.01 $ 44.01 $ 91,540
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 150 0.01 $ 37.20 $ 77,380
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,150 0.59 $ 29.85 $ 62,090
Technical and Trade Schools (8) (8) $ 28.95 $ 60,210
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 140 0.04 $ 28.24 $ 58,730


Geographic profile for Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 5,250 3.92 16.58 $ 24.91 $ 51,820
Texas 3,430 0.28 1.18 $ 24.10 $ 50,130
California 3,030 0.18 0.77 $ 24.53 $ 51,010
Florida 2,200 0.26 1.08 $ 20.44 $ 42,520
Georgia 2,040 0.47 1.97 $ 30.89 $ 64,260


Map of location quotient of aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 5,250 3.92 16.58 $ 24.91 $ 51,820
Oklahoma 1,190 0.77 3.24 $ 22.26 $ 46,300
Connecticut 870 0.55 2.33 $ 33.34 $ 69,340
Georgia 2,040 0.47 1.97 $ 30.89 $ 64,260
Alabama 720 0.37 1.58 $ 31.38 $ 65,280


Map of annual mean wages of aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 860 0.15 0.65 $ 36.22 $ 75,350
Connecticut 870 0.55 2.33 $ 33.34 $ 69,340
Oregon 200 0.11 0.47 $ 33.19 $ 69,040
Maryland 140 0.06 0.24 $ 31.69 $ 65,910
Alabama 720 0.37 1.58 $ 31.38 $ 65,280



Map of employment of aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wichita, KS 4,740 16.70 70.61 $ 25.66 $ 53,370
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,610 0.73 3.08 $ 24.68 $ 51,320
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,150 0.83 3.51 $ 22.48 $ 46,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,110 0.19 0.82 $ 24.77 $ 51,530
Tulsa, OK 1,060 2.54 10.75 $ 22.37 $ 46,540
Savannah, GA 1,050 5.92 25.02 $ 30.13 $ 62,660
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 770 0.36 1.54 $ 23.34 $ 48,540
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 610 0.25 1.05 $ 21.49 $ 44,700
Jacksonville, FL 250 0.37 1.56 $ 23.20 $ 48,260
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 240 0.03 0.12 $ 22.50 $ 46,790


Map of location quotient of aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wichita, KS 4,740 16.70 70.61 $ 25.66 $ 53,370
Savannah, GA 1,050 5.92 25.02 $ 30.13 $ 62,660
Tulsa, OK 1,060 2.54 10.75 $ 22.37 $ 46,540
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,150 0.83 3.51 $ 22.48 $ 46,760
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 180 0.82 3.46 $ 19.61 $ 40,780
Huntsville, AL 180 0.76 3.23 $ 25.89 $ 53,860
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,610 0.73 3.08 $ 24.68 $ 51,320
Waco, TX 80 0.67 2.83 $ 24.47 $ 50,890
Port St. Lucie, FL 80 0.55 2.35 $ 19.70 $ 40,980
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 230 0.41 1.75 $ 26.45 $ 55,010


Map of annual mean wages of aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 130 0.04 0.19 $ 30.89 $ 64,250
Savannah, GA 1,050 5.92 25.02 $ 30.13 $ 62,660
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 100 0.10 0.42 $ 28.79 $ 59,890
Salt Lake City, UT 40 0.05 0.20 $ 26.61 $ 55,340
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 230 0.41 1.75 $ 26.45 $ 55,010
Huntsville, AL 180 0.76 3.23 $ 25.89 $ 53,860
Wichita, KS 4,740 16.70 70.61 $ 25.66 $ 53,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,110 0.19 0.82 $ 24.77 $ 51,530
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,610 0.73 3.08 $ 24.68 $ 51,320
Waco, TX 80 0.67 2.83 $ 24.47 $ 50,890

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.57 2.40 $ 18.65 $ 38,780
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 1.55 (8) (8)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.57 2.40 $ 18.65 $ 38,780
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 1.55 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.57 2.40 $ 18.65 $ 38,780


About May 2021 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 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022