Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers (51-2011)

Occupation description:  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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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 40,60038,600 -4.90 810810

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 25.2615.6019.11 24.0631.6837.57

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
60 0.033.3 33.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation5
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation2
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 39
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 39.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Aviation Maintenance AS
Aviation Maintenance BS
Aviation Maintenance BS
Aviation Maintenance Technology Part 65 Certificate

 Degree
Thomas Edison State University   (Eielson AFB)
Applied Science and Technology in Aviation Flight Technology BS
Applied Science and Technology in Aviation Maintenance Technology BS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Aviation Maintenance - Airframe CT2
Aviation Maintenance - Powerplant CT2
Aviation Maintenance Technology AAS
Aviation Maintenance Technology CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Airframe CT2
Airframe and Powerplant CT2
Aviation Maintenance AAS