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Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler Salary

Median pay for Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers in the United States is around $17.13 per hour. Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$28,187 - $69,531
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,471
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$12.08 - $24.17
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,187 - $69,531  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,089  
Profit Sharing
$1,400 - $4,250  
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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$26,802 - $59,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $24.17  
   
Overtime
$17.54 - $35.95  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,089  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,400 - $4,250  
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).
)
$26,802 - $59,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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Job Description for Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler

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

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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.


For Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $35K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $40K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers make a median salary of $49K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $51K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Experience Affects Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%