Assembler Salary

For Assemblers, hourly average wages total $12.42 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.03 per hour on the lower side but can approach $17.84 on the higher side. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though geography and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Assemblers survey respondents are men (72 percent). Job satisfaction for Assemblers is high. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, nearly one in four claim no health benefits at all. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,987 - $48,555
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$32K
$49K
MEDIAN: $31,708
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$9.03 - $17.84
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,987 - $48,555  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,021  
Profit Sharing
$19.73 - $4,562  
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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$19,368 - $41,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.03 - $17.84  
   
Overtime
$13.06 - $25.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,021  
   
Profit Sharing
$19.73 - $4,562  
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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$19,368 - $41,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,258
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Job Description for Assembler

  • 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.
  • Construct or assemble an entire product or component of a product.

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Assemblers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Manufacturing Production Manager. The average Manufacturing Production Manager brings home $62K per year. It is not unusual for an Assembler to become a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or a Factory Assembly Line Worker.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assembler


Assemblers flock to Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., The Boeing Company, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas, and Parker Hannifin Corp, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Although The Boeing Company leads the field in pay with a median salary of $42K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $25K on the low end all the way up to $48K at the top.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc pays significantly less than other places with a median salary of $18K, less than half of the top paying company's rate.

Popular Skills for Assembler


Assemblers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Electronic Troubleshooting, Blueprints, and Machine Operation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 35 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Soldering. Those familiar with Assembler also tend to know Blueprints.

Pay by Experience Level for Assembler

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $29K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $26K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $32K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Assemblers, busy Fort Worth offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Assemblers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charleston (+25 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), Everett (+21 percent), and Rockford (+20 percent). In Milwaukee, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Assembler Salaries




National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Assembler Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
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Machine Operation
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National Average
$28,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 218 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 26%
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