Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
42,810 3.0 % $24.54 $51,040 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.87 $18.43 $23.55 $30.78 $36.78
Annual Wage (2) $30,930 $38,320 $48,970 $64,020 $76,500


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 39,110 8.01 $24.90 $51,790
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,870 1.01 $19.11 $39,760
Employment Services 1,020 0.03 $20.23 $42,080
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 140 0.03 $23.13 $48,120
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 30 0.01 $17.43 $36,250

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 39,110 8.01 $24.90 $51,790
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,870 1.01 $19.11 $39,760
Employment Services 1,020 0.03 $20.23 $42,080
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 140 0.03 $23.13 $48,120
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 30 0.01 $17.43 $36,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 39,110 8.01 $24.90 $51,790
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 140 0.03 $23.13 $48,120
Employment Services 1,020 0.03 $20.23 $42,080
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $19.25 $40,030
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,870 1.01 $19.11 $39,760


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)
California 2,920 0.19 0.61 $23.66 $49,220
Georgia 2,890 0.70 2.27 $23.74 $49,370
Texas 2,870 0.25 0.80 $22.72 $47,260
Florida 1,770 0.22 0.72 $22.58 $46,980
Alabama 1,490 0.79 2.54 $23.73 $49,360




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 1,440 0.87 2.79 $24.56 $51,090
Alabama 1,490 0.79 2.54 $23.73 $49,360
Georgia 2,890 0.70 2.27 $23.74 $49,370
Arizona 690 0.27 0.86 $23.54 $48,970
Texas 2,870 0.25 0.80 $22.72 $47,260




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin (8) (8) (8) $27.26 $56,690
Connecticut 1,440 0.87 2.79 $24.56 $51,090
Georgia 2,890 0.70 2.27 $23.74 $49,370
Alabama 1,490 0.79 2.54 $23.73 $49,360
California 2,920 0.19 0.61 $23.66 $49,220





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)
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,150 1.18 3.80 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 890 0.22 0.70 $23.87 $49,660
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 650 0.35 1.11 $24.00 $49,920
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.26 0.84 (8) (8)
Jacksonville, FL 320 0.52 1.67 $22.58 $46,970
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 290 0.28 0.91 $28.51 $59,310
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 190 0.06 0.20 $19.59 $40,750
Salt Lake City, UT 160 0.25 0.80 $16.70 $34,740
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 140 0.14 0.45 $23.19 $48,230
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.02 0.07 $20.07 $41,740




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)
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,150 1.18 3.80 (8) (8)
Jacksonville, FL 320 0.52 1.67 $22.58 $46,970
Bend-Redmond, OR 30 0.48 1.54 $17.58 $36,570
Huntsville, AL 80 0.39 1.27 $23.87 $49,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 650 0.35 1.11 $24.00 $49,920
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 290 0.28 0.91 $28.51 $59,310
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.26 0.84 (8) (8)
Salt Lake City, UT 160 0.25 0.80 $16.70 $34,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 890 0.22 0.70 $23.87 $49,660
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 40 0.18 0.58 $18.68 $38,860




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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 290 0.28 0.91 $28.51 $59,310
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $26.05 $54,190
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 650 0.35 1.11 $24.00 $49,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 890 0.22 0.70 $23.87 $49,660
Huntsville, AL 80 0.39 1.27 $23.87 $49,650
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 140 0.14 0.45 $23.19 $48,230
Jacksonville, FL 320 0.52 1.67 $22.58 $46,970
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.10 $45,960
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.10 $21.43 $44,580
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $21.04 $43,760


About May 2015 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 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.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016