Wages & Outlook
Wages vary by the assembler's level of skill, training, and responsibility.
Airplane assemblers who work full time usually receive benefits. Typical benefits include sick leave, paid vacation, health insurance, and a retirement plan.
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Information on the number of airplane assemblers working in Minnesota is not available.
Most airplane assemblers work for plane and parts manufacturing companies.
Growth depends on the demand for new airplanes, automation of assembly jobs, and the degree to which assembly work is done overseas. Airplane assembly is not as easy to automate as other assembly work. This is because much of the assembly is done inside the airplane where robots cannot work. Also, automation works best when there are a large number of identical units to be built, which is not the case with airplanes. Production is usually limited to a few thousand airplanes.