Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
40,630 3.4 % $24.43 $50,810 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.81 $18.17 $23.24 $31.58 $36.29
Annual Wage (2) $30,810 $37,800 $48,340 $65,690 $75,490


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 36,520 7.43 $24.89 $51,780
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,000 1.15 $18.64 $38,760
Employment Services 1,020 0.03 $19.11 $39,750
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 660 0.71 $25.74 $53,540
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 180 0.05 $23.18 $48,220

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 36,520 7.43 $24.89 $51,780
Support Activities for Air Transportation 2,000 1.15 $18.64 $38,760
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 660 0.71 $25.74 $53,540
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 180 0.05 $23.18 $48,220
Employment Services 1,020 0.03 $19.11 $39,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 660 0.71 $25.74 $53,540
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $24.97 $51,940
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 36,520 7.43 $24.89 $51,780
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 180 0.05 $23.18 $48,220
Employment Services 1,020 0.03 $19.11 $39,750


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 3,410 0.23 0.75 $26.05 $54,180
Texas 3,100 0.28 0.92 $22.38 $46,550
Georgia 2,750 0.69 2.29 $23.49 $48,870
South Carolina 2,090 1.11 3.71 $18.66 $38,810
Florida 1,870 0.24 0.81 $21.87 $45,480




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)
South Carolina 2,090 1.11 3.71 $18.66 $38,810
Kansas 1,470 1.08 3.59 $23.54 $48,970
Oklahoma 1,410 0.89 2.97 $19.99 $41,580
Connecticut 1,410 0.86 2.85 $23.80 $49,510
Alabama 1,470 0.79 2.63 $23.59 $49,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 1,450 0.26 0.85 $26.78 $55,710
California 3,410 0.23 0.75 $26.05 $54,180
Colorado 230 0.10 0.33 $24.72 $51,420
Arizona 620 0.24 0.81 $24.67 $51,310
Connecticut 1,410 0.86 2.85 $23.80 $49,510





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)
Tulsa, OK 1,330 3.12 10.39 $20.04 $41,680
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.68 2.26 $27.80 $57,820
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,080 1.16 3.87 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.26 0.86 $23.63 $49,150
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,020 0.77 2.57 $29.60 $61,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 570 0.31 1.04 $25.34 $52,710
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 430 0.29 0.97 (8) (8)
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 300 3.98 13.24 $21.84 $45,430
Jacksonville, FL 300 0.50 1.65 $22.06 $45,880
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 290 0.32 1.06 $17.15 $35,670




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)
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 300 3.98 13.24 $21.84 $45,430
Tulsa, OK 1,330 3.12 10.39 $20.04 $41,680
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,080 1.16 3.87 (8) (8)
Port St. Lucie, FL 120 0.96 3.21 $10.65 $22,160
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,020 0.77 2.57 $29.60 $61,570
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.68 2.26 $27.80 $57,820
Bend, OR 30 0.51 1.70 $18.00 $37,450
Jacksonville, FL 300 0.50 1.65 $22.06 $45,880
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 290 0.32 1.06 $17.15 $35,670
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 570 0.31 1.04 $25.34 $52,710




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 Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,020 0.77 2.57 $29.60 $61,570
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,270 0.68 2.26 $27.80 $57,820
Dayton, OH (8) (8) (8) $27.71 $57,640
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 100 0.12 0.38 $26.24 $54,580
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $25.49 $53,020
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 570 0.31 1.04 $25.34 $52,710
Colorado Springs, CO (8) (8) (8) $24.86 $51,720
Wichita, KS (8) (8) (8) $24.39 $50,730
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $23.86 $49,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.26 0.86 $23.63 $49,150


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015