Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
42,010 2.6 % $25.26 $52,530 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.60 $19.11 $24.06 $31.68 $37.57
Annual Wage (2) $32,460 $39,750 $50,050 $65,900 $78,150


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 38,350 7.81 $25.51 $53,060
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,420 0.72 $20.40 $42,440
Employment Services 1,200 0.03 (8) (8)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 190 0.05 $22.95 $47,730

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 38,350 7.81 $25.51 $53,060
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,420 0.72 $20.40 $42,440
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 190 0.05 $22.95 $47,730
Employment Services 1,200 0.03 (8) (8)

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 38,350 7.81 $25.51 $53,060
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 190 0.05 $22.95 $47,730
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,420 0.72 $20.40 $42,440


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)
Texas 3,310 0.28 0.94 $25.08 $52,170
California 3,270 0.20 0.68 $23.28 $48,430
Georgia 2,810 0.67 2.23 $26.77 $55,690
Florida 1,740 0.21 0.71 $22.31 $46,400
Alabama 1,550 0.81 2.72 $24.58 $51,130




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)
Alabama 1,550 0.81 2.72 $24.58 $51,130
Connecticut 1,180 0.71 2.36 $23.90 $49,710
Georgia 2,810 0.67 2.23 $26.77 $55,690
Oklahoma 1,030 0.65 2.16 $22.89 $47,600
West Virginia 260 0.37 1.23 $23.62 $49,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missouri (8) (8) (8) $32.77 $68,160
Wisconsin (8) (8) (8) $27.91 $58,050
Georgia 2,810 0.67 2.23 $26.77 $55,690
Minnesota (8) (8) (8) $25.49 $53,030
Illinois 210 0.03 0.12 $25.24 $52,500





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.24 0.82 $23.71 $49,310
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 790 0.57 1.91 $22.74 $47,290
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 650 0.33 1.12 $24.72 $51,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 520 0.21 0.72 $22.25 $46,270
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 480 0.82 2.76 $25.14 $52,290
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 380 0.28 0.93 (8) (8)
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.19 0.64 (8) (8)
Port St. Lucie, FL 290 2.15 7.19 (8) (8)
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 170 0.16 0.54 $19.54 $40,650
Huntsville, AL 150 0.69 2.30 (8) (8)




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)
Port St. Lucie, FL 290 2.15 7.19 (8) (8)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 480 0.82 2.76 $25.14 $52,290
Huntsville, AL 150 0.69 2.30 (8) (8)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 790 0.57 1.91 $22.74 $47,290
Yakima, WA 50 0.53 1.79 $16.74 $34,810
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 650 0.33 1.12 $24.72 $51,410
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 380 0.28 0.93 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.24 0.82 $23.71 $49,310
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 520 0.21 0.72 $22.25 $46,270
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.19 0.64 (8) (8)




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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 60 0.06 0.21 $33.40 $69,470
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.70 $59,690
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 480 0.82 2.76 $25.14 $52,290
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 650 0.33 1.12 $24.72 $51,410
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $24.46 $50,880
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 150 0.14 0.48 $23.76 $49,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.24 0.82 $23.71 $49,310
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 790 0.57 1.91 $22.74 $47,290
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 520 0.21 0.72 $22.25 $46,270
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.02 0.06 $20.64 $42,930


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017