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Highest Paying Industries for Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

The top 15 highest paying industries for aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $53,800, communications equipment manufacturing is the highest paying industry for aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers. It is followed by architectural, engineering, and related services industry (average annual salary $53,050). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 15 Highest Paying Industries for Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$53,800
660
2 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$53,050
n/a
3 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$52,510
860
4 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$50,360
n/a
5 Manufacturing
$49,100
37,420
6 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$49,020
36,520
7 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$49,020
36,530
8 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$48,240
180
9 Temporary Help Services
$39,080
940
10 Support Activities for Air Transportation
$38,730
2,000
11 Support Activities for Transportation
$38,730
2,000
12 Transportation and Warehousing
$38,730
2,000
13 Employment Services
$38,080
1,020
14 Administrative and Support Services
$38,080
1,020
15 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$38,080
1,020
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