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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
43,150 4.7 % $26.70 $55,530 2.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.51 $19.50 $25.64 $33.66 $39.61
Annual Wage (2) $32,250 $40,570 $53,340 $70,010 $82,390


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 38,560 7.94 $27.03 $56,230
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 110 0.01 $23.66 $49,200

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 38,560 7.94 $27.03 $56,230
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 110 0.01 $23.66 $49,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 38,560 7.94 $27.03 $56,230
Support Activities for Air Transportation (8) (8) $24.14 $50,200
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 110 0.01 $23.66 $49,200


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)
California 3,370 0.20 0.67 $23.85 $49,600
Texas 3,250 0.27 0.90 $28.85 $60,010
Georgia 2,660 0.61 2.03 $28.24 $58,750
Oklahoma 2,340 1.47 4.93 $23.21 $48,270
Florida 1,320 0.15 0.52 $23.27 $48,390




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)
Oklahoma 2,340 1.47 4.93 $23.21 $48,270
Georgia 2,660 0.61 2.03 $28.24 $58,750
Connecticut 980 0.59 1.97 $35.82 $74,500
Alabama 1,130 0.58 1.95 $24.44 $50,830
West Virginia 360 0.52 1.74 $24.60 $51,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 1,100 0.19 0.63 $37.28 $77,540
Connecticut 980 0.59 1.97 $35.82 $74,500
Texas 3,250 0.27 0.90 $28.85 $60,010
Georgia 2,660 0.61 2.03 $28.24 $58,750
Arkansas (8) (8) (8) $26.98 $56,110





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)
Tulsa, OK 2,230 5.13 17.22 $23.50 $48,890
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,740 0.49 1.63 $28.86 $60,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,530 0.25 0.84 $23.77 $49,440
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 930 0.63 2.12 $21.95 $45,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 500 0.24 0.82 $24.92 $51,830
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 370 0.14 0.48 (8) (8)
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 330 1.54 5.15 $23.08 $48,010
Salt Lake City, UT 290 0.40 1.35 $17.25 $35,890
Kansas City, MO-KS 190 0.18 0.60 $18.62 $38,740
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 150 0.10 0.34 $16.47 $34,260




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)
Tulsa, OK 2,230 5.13 17.22 $23.50 $48,890
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 330 1.54 5.15 $23.08 $48,010
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 930 0.63 2.12 $21.95 $45,650
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,740 0.49 1.63 $28.86 $60,020
Salt Lake City, UT 290 0.40 1.35 $17.25 $35,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,530 0.25 0.84 $23.77 $49,440
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 500 0.24 0.82 $24.92 $51,830
Kansas City, MO-KS 190 0.18 0.60 $18.62 $38,740
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 370 0.14 0.48 (8) (8)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 150 0.10 0.34 $16.47 $34,260




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)
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $28.97 $60,250
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,740 0.49 1.63 $28.86 $60,020
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $28.53 $59,350
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $26.40 $54,900
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 500 0.24 0.82 $24.92 $51,830
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $24.79 $51,550
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $24.73 $51,430
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 90 0.01 0.03 $24.41 $50,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,530 0.25 0.84 $23.77 $49,440
Tulsa, OK 2,230 5.13 17.22 $23.50 $48,890

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)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 490 5.09 17.09 $31.82 $66,190
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.41 4.72 $27.24 $56,650
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 140 0.74 2.47 $22.83 $47,490

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)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 490 5.09 17.09 $31.82 $66,190
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.41 4.72 $27.24 $56,650
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 140 0.74 2.47 $22.83 $47,490

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)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 490 5.09 17.09 $31.82 $66,190
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.41 4.72 $27.24 $56,650
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 140 0.74 2.47 $22.83 $47,490


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019