Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
41,180 5.2 % $23.33 $48,520 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.15 $17.29 $22.09 $30.68 $34.57
Annual Wage (2) $29,420 $35,960 $45,950 $63,810 $71,900


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 37,900 7.69 $23.48 $48,850
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,480 0.92 $20.00 $41,600
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 820 0.73 $24.26 $50,470
Employment Services 520 0.02 (8) (8)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 40 0.00 $27.50 $57,200

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 37,900 7.69 $23.48 $48,850
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,480 0.92 $20.00 $41,600
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 820 0.73 $24.26 $50,470
Employment Services 520 0.02 (8) (8)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 40 0.00 $27.50 $57,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 40 (7) $27.50 $57,200
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 820 0.73 $24.26 $50,470
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 37,900 7.69 $23.48 $48,850
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,480 0.92 $20.00 $41,600
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $14.53 $30,220


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)
Washington 13,050 4.72 14.94 $25.31 $52,640
Texas 4,310 0.41 1.29 $23.07 $47,990
California 3,530 0.25 0.78 $21.60 $44,920
Kansas 2,160 1.63 5.17 $23.07 $47,980
Alabama 2,010 1.10 3.49 $19.63 $40,840




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)
Washington 13,050 4.72 14.94 $25.31 $52,640
Kansas 2,160 1.63 5.17 $23.07 $47,980
Connecticut 1,810 1.12 3.54 $26.92 $55,990
Alabama 2,010 1.10 3.49 $19.63 $40,840
Oklahoma 1,070 0.70 2.21 $20.15 $41,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missouri 1,030 0.40 1.25 $31.47 $65,460
Connecticut 1,810 1.12 3.54 $26.92 $55,990
Washington 13,050 4.72 14.94 $25.31 $52,640
Oregon 400 0.25 0.78 $24.51 $50,970
Arizona 600 0.25 0.79 $23.97 $49,860





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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 12,370 8.78 27.77 $25.40 $52,820
Wichita, KS 1,970 7.04 22.28 $23.59 $49,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.40 1.25 $18.04 $37,530
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.57 1.79 (8) (8)
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,000 0.79 2.49 $31.70 $65,930
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 600 0.35 1.10 $23.97 $49,860
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 470 0.38 1.22 $22.86 $47,540
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.29 0.90 (8) (8)
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 390 0.48 1.52 $16.09 $33,460
Amarillo, TX 360 3.31 10.46 $21.23 $44,160




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 12,370 8.78 27.77 $25.40 $52,820
Wichita, KS 1,970 7.04 22.28 $23.59 $49,070
Amarillo, TX 360 3.31 10.46 $21.23 $44,160
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,000 0.79 2.49 $31.70 $65,930
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,030 0.57 1.79 (8) (8)
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 390 0.48 1.52 $16.09 $33,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.40 1.25 $18.04 $37,530
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 470 0.38 1.22 $22.86 $47,540
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 600 0.35 1.10 $23.97 $49,860
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 340 0.34 1.09 (8) (8)




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)
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,000 0.79 2.49 $31.70 $65,930
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 40 0.05 0.16 $26.71 $55,560
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 12,370 8.78 27.77 $25.40 $52,820
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.15 $52,300
Ogden-Clearfield, UT (8) (8) (8) $24.10 $50,130
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 600 0.35 1.10 $23.97 $49,860
Wichita, KS 1,970 7.04 22.28 $23.59 $49,070
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 470 0.38 1.22 $22.86 $47,540
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.79 $47,410
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 60 0.07 0.23 $22.48 $46,760

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 450 5.30 16.77 $19.02 $39,570

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 450 5.30 16.77 $19.02 $39,570

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 450 5.30 16.77 $19.02 $39,570


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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