Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assembler Salary

Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $16.76 per hour. Pay generally varies between $12.10 per hour and $24.16. Most Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and more than half earn vision coverage. There are far more male Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers survey respondents than women, making up 88 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,799 - $70,469

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$12.10 - $24.16

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,799 - $70,469  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
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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$26,908 - $58,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $24.16  
   
Overtime
$18.31 - $37.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
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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$26,908 - $58,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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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.


Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $34K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $41K. For Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $46K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $52K on average.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 12%
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