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Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers Salary in U.S.

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 2018 and published in April 2019 [1].

Table 1. Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers Salary in U.S. (2018 survey)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,250
25th Percentile Wage
$40,570
50th Percentile Wage
$53,340
75th Percentile Wage
$70,010
90th Percentile Wage
$82,390

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 $82,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,250. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 155% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Median salary trend (2012 to 2018)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers from 2012 to 2018.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth6-Year Growth
2018
$53,340
-0.32% 13.85%
2017
$53,510
6.47% -
2016
$50,050
2.16% -
2015
$48,970
1.29% -
2014
$48,340
2.09% -
2013
$47,330
2.92% -
2012
$45,950
- -

Table 2. Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers Salary by Industry Sector (2018 survey)

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 $53,760. 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
$53,760
Transportation and Warehousing
$51,040
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,160
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 (2018 survey)

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 $87,840. The highest paying state for aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers is Pennsylvania with a median annual salary of $87,840. 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
$87,840
Connecticut
$84,720
Missouri
$72,160
Texas
$61,780
Georgia
$58,980
Louisiana
$55,510
Kansas
$54,260
Arkansas
$53,950
West Virginia
$52,970
Wisconsin
$52,870
Colorado
$51,590
Arizona
$51,040
Illinois
$50,610
Minnesota
$48,860
Washington
$48,710
California
$48,660
Michigan
$48,200
Oklahoma
$47,560
New York
$47,010
Indiana
$46,830
Florida
$45,570
Massachusetts
$45,550
Alabama
$44,560
New Jersey
$43,900
Ohio
$42,430
South Carolina
$38,100
Maryland
$37,210
Utah
$35,340
Oregon
$31,770
Idaho
$31,300



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