For Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers, hourly average wages total $18.54 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Though the majority of Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. The vast majority (85 percent) of Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers who answered the questionnaire are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,521 - $49,525
$41K
MEDIAN: $41,000
50%

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$12.21 - $27.03
$12
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.54
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$41,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$25,782 - $59,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.21 - $27.03  
   
Overtime
$17.10 - $38.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Profit Sharing
$500  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,782 - $59,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74

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Job Description for Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler

An aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assembler has a big job title to match a very interesting manufacturing job. As the name implies, this is an employee who helps build and assemble components for all variety of aerospace vehicles, from airplanes to rockets, missiles, and space-bound vehicles. The assembler attaches items like wings, stabilizers, fins, and rudders to these craft or works to put them and their various components together.

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Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler Tasks

  • Create whole structures and subassemblies for aerospace vehicles and ancillary equipment.
  • Monitor and repair tools and equipment per workplace quality codes.
  • Interpret blueprints and modify physical structures to fit required parameters using a variety of tools

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Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $34K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $43K. Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers see a median salary of $44K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $58K.

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Key Stats for Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
031
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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