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Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler Salary

Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers in the United States pull down an average of $16.75 per hour. Most Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers are male. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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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 (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,799 - $70,469  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,004  
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: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.14 - $24.13  
   
Overtime
$17.82 - $36.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,004  
   
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).
)
$27,486 - $60,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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.


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. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $41K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $35K. For Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $48K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $52K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 10%
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