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Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler Salary

An average Aircraft Structure and Systems Assembler in the United States can expect to take home roughly $16.77 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,799 - $70,469
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$70K
MEDIAN: $40,471
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$12.14 - $24.13
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary 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
Salary
$29,799 - $70,469  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,048  
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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$27,486 - $60,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.14 - $24.13  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $37.07  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,048  
   
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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$27,486 - $60,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108

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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

  • 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher 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 $41K. Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $48K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $52K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 10%
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