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Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers Salary Information

The salary statistics of aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,460
25th Percentile Wage
$39,750
50th Percentile Wage
$50,050
75th Percentile Wage
$65,900
90th Percentile Wage
$78,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers is $78,150. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,460. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 140% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,0502.16%8.19%
201548,9701.29%-
201448,3402.09%-
201347,3302.92%-
201245,950--

Table 2. Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers in 3 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $50,470. The lowest paying sector is the transportation and warehousing sector (annual salary $40,180).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$50,470
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,200
Transportation and Warehousing
$40,180

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers by States

From the above tables we note that not only aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $32,690 to $72,160. The highest paying state for aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers is Missouri with a median annual salary of $72,160. The lowest paying state is Oregon with a median annual salary of $32,690. For more salary information of aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Missouri
$72,160
Georgia
$55,740
Pennsylvania
$54,230
Arizona
$53,080
Wisconsin
$52,870
Texas
$51,140
Michigan
$48,770
Washington
$48,710
Indiana
$48,120
Oklahoma
$47,860
Connecticut
$47,500
California
$47,270
Kansas
$47,060
Alabama
$45,660
New York
$45,220
Florida
$45,040
Ohio
$43,020
Colorado
$42,370
New Jersey
$38,880
Maryland
$37,210
Utah
$34,560
Oregon
$32,690


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