Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
58%
risk level
POLLING
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LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-19.4 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$61,240
or $29.44 per hour
Volume
29,810
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.4/10

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Automation risk

58% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Manual Dexterity

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Growth

Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers' job openings is expected to decline 19.4% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers' was $61,240, or $29 per hour

'Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers' were paid 27.4% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 29,810 people employed as 'Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 5 thousand people are employed as 'Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers'.

Job 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.

SOC Code: 51-2011.00

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