How Much Do Aircraft Structure Assemblers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging and Systems Assemblers

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.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$55510 per year
Hourly wage
$27 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$33,200 to $40,100 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$16 to $19 per hour

Entry-level Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging and Systems Assemblers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $33,200 to $40,100 per year or $16 to $19 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging and Systems Assemblers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $40 $83,530
Senior (Top 25%) $34 $70,890
Middle (Mid 50%) $26 $53,160
Junior (Bottom 25%) $19 $40,100
No experience (Bottom 10%) $16 $33,200

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CT $36 $75,510
PA $32 $67,540
MD $31 $65,090
MS $30 $61,440
AL $29 $60,250
MO $28 $58,970
AR $27 $56,710
GA $27 $56,530
TX $27 $55,910
NE $26 $54,450

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging and Systems Assembler is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CT doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CT might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Aircraft Structure Assemblers are in the states of CT, PA, MD, MS and AL.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Scheduled Air Transportation $77530 $37.27
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $65150 $31.32
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $63560 $30.56
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $56390 $27.11
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $56050 $26.95
Support Activities for Air Transportation $47620 $22.90
Nonscheduled Air Transportation $32110 $15.44

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