Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler Salary

Earnings for Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers in the United States come in at around $16.89 per hour on average. Compensation ranges from $12.03 per hour on the lower end to $24.13 on the higher end. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers who responded to the questionnaire — 87 percent to be exact. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,000 - $70,000
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$70K
MEDIAN: $40,587
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90%

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$12.03 - $24.13
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,000 - $70,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
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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$26,628 - $60,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $24.13  
   
Overtime
$17.98 - $37.14  
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 - $1,987  
   
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).
)
$26,628 - $60,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $35K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $41K. Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $47K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $52K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 11%
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