Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler Salary

Average Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers in the United States make around $19.38 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The vast majority of Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers (84 percent) survey respondents are men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,625 - $51,667
$44K
MEDIAN: $44,000
50%

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$12.19 - $27.14
$12
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.38
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$44,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$509  
Total Pay (?
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$25,825 - $60,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.19 - $27.14  
   
Overtime
$17.33 - $39.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Profit Sharing
$509  
   
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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$25,825 - $60,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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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.


Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $36K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $44K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $45K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $58K.

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

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

Experienced
▲6%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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