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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
38,460 2.9 % $ 26.69 $ 55,510 2.3 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.96 $ 19.28 $ 25.56 $ 34.08 $ 40.16
Annual Wage (2) $ 33,200 $ 40,100 $ 53,160 $ 70,890 $ 83,530


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

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 34,250 6.53 $ 27.11 $ 56,390
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,160 0.56 $ 22.90 $ 47,620
Scheduled Air Transportation 230 0.05 $ 37.27 $ 77,530
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 150 0.01 $ 30.56 $ 63,560
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 110 0.03 $ 26.95 $ 56,050

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 34,250 6.53 $ 27.11 $ 56,390
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,160 0.56 $ 22.90 $ 47,620
Scheduled Air Transportation 230 0.05 $ 37.27 $ 77,530
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 110 0.03 $ 26.95 $ 56,050
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 150 0.01 $ 30.56 $ 63,560

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 230 0.05 $ 37.27 $ 77,530
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $ 31.32 $ 65,150
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 150 0.01 $ 30.56 $ 63,560
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 34,250 6.53 $ 27.11 $ 56,390
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 110 0.03 $ 26.95 $ 56,050


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

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.





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)
California 3,740 0.23 0.82 $ 25.91 $ 53,900
Texas 3,340 0.28 1.00 $ 26.88 $ 55,910
Georgia 2,540 0.59 2.13 $ 27.18 $ 56,530
Florida 1,210 0.14 0.52 $ 19.87 $ 41,320
Pennsylvania 1,130 0.20 0.74 $ 32.47 $ 67,540




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)
Georgia 2,540 0.59 2.13 $ 27.18 $ 56,530
Connecticut 760 0.49 1.79 $ 36.30 $ 75,510
Alabama 880 0.46 1.67 $ 28.97 $ 60,250
Oklahoma 600 0.38 1.39 $ 20.46 $ 42,550
Nebraska 300 0.32 1.16 $ 26.18 $ 54,450




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)
Connecticut 760 0.49 1.79 $ 36.30 $ 75,510
Pennsylvania 1,130 0.20 0.74 $ 32.47 $ 67,540
Maryland 90 0.04 0.13 $ 31.29 $ 65,090
Mississippi 140 0.13 0.48 $ 29.54 $ 61,440
Alabama 880 0.46 1.67 $ 28.97 $ 60,250





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)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,120 0.87 3.14 $ 26.87 $ 55,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,530 0.26 0.95 $ 22.71 $ 47,240
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,480 1.06 3.83 $ 28.37 $ 59,010
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 810 0.38 1.39 $ 22.87 $ 47,580
St. Louis, MO-IL 680 0.52 1.89 $ 28.45 $ 59,180
Tulsa, OK 460 1.09 3.93 $ 20.61 $ 42,860
Huntsville, AL 240 1.05 3.79 $ 25.44 $ 52,910
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 240 0.10 0.35 $ 22.39 $ 46,570
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 140 0.10 0.35 $ 19.93 $ 41,460
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 130 0.02 0.05 $ 22.23 $ 46,250




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)
Tulsa, OK 460 1.09 3.93 $ 20.61 $ 42,860
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,480 1.06 3.83 $ 28.37 $ 59,010
Huntsville, AL 240 1.05 3.79 $ 25.44 $ 52,910
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,120 0.87 3.14 $ 26.87 $ 55,890
St. Louis, MO-IL 680 0.52 1.89 $ 28.45 $ 59,180
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 810 0.38 1.39 $ 22.87 $ 47,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,530 0.26 0.95 $ 22.71 $ 47,240
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 120 0.25 0.90 $ 24.52 $ 51,010
Colorado Springs, CO 70 0.24 0.88 (8) (8)
Oklahoma City, OK 90 0.15 0.55 $ 21.17 $ 44,020




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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 50 0.02 0.07 $ 34.21 $ 71,150
Mobile, AL (8) (8) (8) $ 28.84 $ 59,990
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 60 0.07 0.24 $ 28.75 $ 59,790
St. Louis, MO-IL 680 0.52 1.89 $ 28.45 $ 59,180
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,480 1.06 3.83 $ 28.37 $ 59,010
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 27.58 $ 57,370
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 40 0.04 0.13 $ 27.11 $ 56,390
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,120 0.87 3.14 $ 26.87 $ 55,890
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $ 26.35 $ 54,800
Huntsville, AL 240 1.05 3.79 $ 25.44 $ 52,910

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 270 0.72 2.61 (8) (8)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.76 2.74 $ 23.73 $ 49,370
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 1.83 $ 26.22 $ 54,540

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)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.76 2.74 $ 23.73 $ 49,370
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 270 0.72 2.61 (8) (8)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 1.83 $ 26.22 $ 54,540

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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.51 1.83 $ 26.22 $ 54,540
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 100 0.76 2.74 $ 23.73 $ 49,370


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021