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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,600
25th Percentile Wage
$40,700
50th Percentile Wage
$53,510
75th Percentile Wage
$69,850
90th Percentile Wage
$80,820

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 $80,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,600. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 147% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$53,510
6.47% 14.13%
2016
$50,050
2.16% -
2015
$48,970
1.29% -
2014
$48,340
2.09% -
2013
$47,330
2.92% -
2012
$45,950
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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 4 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 $54,300. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $40,200).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$54,300
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$51,340
Transportation and Warehousing
$41,060
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,200

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 $31,300 to $87,650. The highest paying state for aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers is Pennsylvania with a median annual salary of $87,650. The lowest paying state is Idaho with a median annual salary of $31,300. 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
Pennsylvania
$87,650
Connecticut
$79,990
Missouri
$72,160
Texas
$64,220
Georgia
$58,150
Louisiana
$55,510
Kansas
$54,260
Arizona
$53,330
West Virginia
$52,950
Wisconsin
$52,870
Illinois
$50,640
Arkansas
$49,850
Michigan
$49,120
Minnesota
$48,860
Washington
$48,710
Oklahoma
$46,140
Massachusetts
$45,550
California
$45,400
Florida
$45,190
Alabama
$44,120
Ohio
$43,710
Indiana
$43,310
New York
$38,900
South Carolina
$38,100
New Jersey
$38,040
Maryland
$37,210
Colorado
$35,400
Utah
$35,340
Oregon
$31,770
Idaho
$31,300



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