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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
42,940 5.3 % $27.15 $56,460 2.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.56 $19.30 $26.06 $34.73 $40.80
Annual Wage (2) $32,370 $40,150 $54,210 $72,240 $84,870


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 37,850 7.26 $27.68 $57,570
Employment Services 3,020 0.08 (8) (8)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,140 0.50 $22.41 $46,610
Scheduled Air Transportation 240 0.05 $35.91 $74,700
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $23.53 $48,950

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 37,850 7.26 $27.68 $57,570
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,140 0.50 $22.41 $46,610
Employment Services 3,020 0.08 (8) (8)
Scheduled Air Transportation 240 0.05 $35.91 $74,700
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $23.53 $48,950

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 240 0.05 $35.91 $74,700
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 37,850 7.26 $27.68 $57,570
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 50 (7) $24.05 $50,030
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 130 0.01 $23.53 $48,950
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,140 0.50 $22.41 $46,610


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)
Kansas 8,860 6.37 21.77 $25.70 $53,460
California 3,120 0.18 0.61 $24.54 $51,040
Texas 3,060 0.25 0.84 $27.69 $57,600
Georgia 2,690 0.60 2.06 $27.15 $56,480
Florida 1,560 0.18 0.61 $23.27 $48,400




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)
Kansas 8,860 6.37 21.77 $25.70 $53,460
Oklahoma 1,150 0.71 2.44 $20.14 $41,890
Georgia 2,690 0.60 2.06 $27.15 $56,480
Alabama 1,080 0.55 1.88 $26.01 $54,090
West Virginia 280 0.41 1.39 $24.70 $51,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $39.54 $82,250
Pennsylvania 1,360 0.23 0.79 $35.33 $73,480
Maryland 40 0.01 0.05 $35.29 $73,390
Louisiana 520 0.27 0.93 $28.32 $58,910
Texas 3,060 0.25 0.84 $27.69 $57,600





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)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,730 0.75 2.55 $27.59 $57,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,400 0.22 0.77 $23.79 $49,470
Tulsa, OK 1,040 2.35 8.03 $20.35 $42,330
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,000 0.67 2.30 $22.85 $47,530
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 750 0.26 0.89 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 730 0.35 1.18 $23.50 $48,870
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 590 1.42 4.84 $44.33 $92,210
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 500 0.19 0.64 $29.56 $61,490
Kansas City, MO-KS 180 0.17 0.58 $19.13 $39,790
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 160 0.71 2.44 $24.42 $50,800




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 1,040 2.35 8.03 $20.35 $42,330
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 590 1.42 4.84 $44.33 $92,210
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,730 0.75 2.55 $27.59 $57,390
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 160 0.71 2.44 $24.42 $50,800
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,000 0.67 2.30 $22.85 $47,530
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL 30 0.43 1.46 $23.14 $48,140
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 730 0.35 1.18 $23.50 $48,870
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 750 0.26 0.89 (8) (8)
Colorado Springs, CO 70 0.26 0.88 (8) (8)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 130 0.23 0.79 $22.15 $46,070




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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 590 1.42 4.84 $44.33 $92,210
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 50 0.02 0.06 $35.52 $73,880
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $32.91 $68,450
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $31.94 $66,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40 0.01 0.04 $31.25 $64,990
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $29.85 $62,080
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 500 0.19 0.64 $29.56 $61,490
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,730 0.75 2.55 $27.59 $57,390
Wichita, KS (8) (8) (8) $26.07 $54,220
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $25.73 $53,510

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 280 0.70 2.40 (8) (8)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.23 4.20 $26.31 $54,720
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 150 1.70 5.81 $29.60 $61,570
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.66 2.25 $23.70 $49,290

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 150 1.70 5.81 $29.60 $61,570
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.23 4.20 $26.31 $54,720
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 280 0.70 2.40 (8) (8)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.66 2.25 $23.70 $49,290

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 150 1.70 5.81 $29.60 $61,570
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.23 4.20 $26.31 $54,720
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.66 2.25 $23.70 $49,290


About May 2019 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.

(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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020