For Assemblers, hourly average wages total $13.24 per hour. Total incomes of Assemblers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $3K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $21K and $43K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by the particular city and experience level. Men account for the majority of Assemblers who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$20,469 - $51,857
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MEDIAN: $32,331
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,469 - $51,857  
   
Bonus
$104.23 - $3,372  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $5,300  
Total Pay (?
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$20,569 - $42,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $18.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.17  
Overtime
$13.61 - $27.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$104.23 - $3,372  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $5,300  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,569 - $42,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,656

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Job Description for Assembler

Assemblers are responsible for completing assembly tasks according to specific company instructions, including following plans and drawings for step-by-step assembly instructions and collecting and installing parts to create new products.

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Assembler Tasks

  • Construct or assemble an entire product or component of a product.
  • Position, align, fasten and install piping, fixtures, or wiring and electrical components to form assemblies or subassemblies, using hand tools, rivet guns, and welding equipment.

Common Career Paths for Assembler


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At the upper end, Assemblers who move into a Manufacturing Production Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Manufacturing Production Managers is a much higher $62K per year. Given that the median pay is $28K, it may be surprising to find that a Factory Assembly Line Worker is the most common role for Assemblers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Manufacturing Production Supervisor role — which pays $51K — is also typical for Assemblers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assembler


Assemblers flock to The Boeing Company, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Eaton Corporation, and General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Ford Motor Company offers the most; Assemblers earn $51K on average there. The Boeing Company, Eaton Corporation, and Lockheed Martin Corp also offer top salaries for Assemblers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $42K, $38K, and $37K, respectively.

Employees at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and Lowe's Companies, Inc can also expect below-average earnings of $20K, $26K, and $28K.

Popular Skills for Assembler


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Tools, Team Leadership, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 39 percent, 24 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Those listing Assembly as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Soldering and Electronic Equipment Installation also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Assembler are, more often than not, also skilled in Blueprints.

Pay by Experience Level for Assembler

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $27K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $32K. Assemblers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $34K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $37K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,356

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Assemblers will find that Fort Worth offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 38 percent. Assemblers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+30 percent), Rochester (+17 percent), Minneapolis (+13 percent), and Milwaukee (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Colorado Springs is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 4 percent less in Orlando and 3 percent less in Pittsburgh, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Assembler Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assembler?

Assembler in Yuba City:
"Custom made orchard sprayers."
Pros: Building heavy machinery and the satisfaction of completing each sprayer.
Cons: Running out of parts.

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Key Stats for Assembler

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 202 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Assembler Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Assembler Salaries

Tools
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Team Leadership
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$29,000

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
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Electronic Equipment Installation
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Soldering
up arrow 13%

Assembly
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 202 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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