An average Aircraft Structure and Systems Assembler in the United States can expect to take home roughly $17.73 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (86 percent) of Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers who answered the questionnaire are male. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,000 - $50,400
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$42K
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MEDIAN: $41,711
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$12.15 - $26.93
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$41,712  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$26,388 - $59,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $26.93  
   
Overtime
$17.29 - $38.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Profit Sharing
$500  
   
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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$26,388 - $59,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $34K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $43K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $44K in this role. Aircraft Structure and Systems Assemblers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $57K.

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

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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