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

  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

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
134 30.830.0 20.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation3
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 36
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

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 Maint - Airframe CT2
Aviation Maint - Powerplant CT2
Aviation Maint Technology AAS

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