Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-2011 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

Assemble, fit, fasten, and install parts of airplanes, space vehicles, or missiles, such as tails, wings, fuselage, bulkheads, stabilizers, landing gear, rigging and control equipment, or heating and ventilating systems.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
36,570 6.0 % $23.23 $48,310 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.76 $17.24 $22.22 $30.40 $34.15
Annual Wage (2) $28,620 $35,850 $46,210 $63,240 $71,030


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 33,020 6.98 $23.35 $48,560
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,110 1.30 $21.34 $44,380
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 700 0.62 $24.30 $50,550
Employment Services 150 0.01 (8) (8)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 130 0.03 $22.44 $46,680

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 33,020 6.98 $23.35 $48,560
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,110 1.30 $21.34 $44,380
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 700 0.62 $24.30 $50,550
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 130 0.03 $22.44 $46,680
Employment Services 150 0.01 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 700 0.62 $24.30 $50,550
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 33,020 6.98 $23.35 $48,560
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 130 0.03 $22.44 $46,680
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,110 1.30 $21.34 $44,380
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 50 (7) $14.72 $30,610


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 4,010 0.39 1.37 $22.85 $47,540
California 2,990 0.21 0.75 $20.57 $42,790
Georgia 2,050 0.54 1.90 $22.98 $47,800
Connecticut 1,890 1.18 4.13 $26.28 $54,660
Alabama 1,790 0.99 3.48 $19.85 $41,290




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,890 1.18 4.13 $26.28 $54,660
Alabama 1,790 0.99 3.48 $19.85 $41,290
Georgia 2,050 0.54 1.90 $22.98 $47,800
Texas 4,010 0.39 1.37 $22.85 $47,540
Pennsylvania 1,510 0.27 0.96 $23.44 $48,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,890 1.18 4.13 $26.28 $54,660
Virginia (8) (8) (8) $24.55 $51,070
Pennsylvania 1,510 0.27 0.96 $23.44 $48,760
Georgia 2,050 0.54 1.90 $22.98 $47,800
Texas 4,010 0.39 1.37 $22.85 $47,540





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 540 0.32 1.11 $22.26 $46,310
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 510 0.42 1.49 $22.68 $47,180
Jacksonville, FL 450 0.78 2.74 $20.64 $42,920
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.16 0.56 $16.24 $33,790
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 210 0.25 0.87 $20.68 $43,010
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.03 0.10 $16.93 $35,210
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 90 0.47 1.66 (8) (8)
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 90 0.10 0.36 $16.58 $34,490
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 70 0.06 0.20 $20.92 $43,520
Oklahoma City, OK 40 0.06 0.22 $17.33 $36,060




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jacksonville, FL 450 0.78 2.74 $20.64 $42,920
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 90 0.47 1.66 (8) (8)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 510 0.42 1.49 $22.68 $47,180
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 540 0.32 1.11 $22.26 $46,310
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 210 0.25 0.87 $20.68 $43,010
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.16 0.56 $16.24 $33,790
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 90 0.10 0.36 $16.58 $34,490
Oklahoma City, OK 40 0.06 0.22 $17.33 $36,060
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 70 0.06 0.20 $20.92 $43,520
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.03 0.10 $16.93 $35,210




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.70 $51,370
Ogden-Clearfield, UT (8) (8) (8) $24.16 $50,260
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 510 0.42 1.49 $22.68 $47,180
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 540 0.32 1.11 $22.26 $46,310
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.58 $44,880
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 70 0.06 0.20 $20.92 $43,520
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.74 $43,130
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 210 0.25 0.87 $20.68 $43,010
Jacksonville, FL 450 0.78 2.74 $20.64 $42,920
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $20.57 $42,770

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 360 4.20 14.75 $23.20 $48,260

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 360 4.20 14.75 $23.20 $48,260

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 360 4.20 14.75 $23.20 $48,260


About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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