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Assembler Salary

Median pay for Assemblers in the United States is around $12.47 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $2K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Assemblers spread between $19K and $42K depending on individual performance. The particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and tenure are driving factors as well. While approximately one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Most Assemblers survey respondents are men (72 percent). The majority of Assemblers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,966 - $49,534
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$33K
$50K
MEDIAN: $32,504
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$9.04 - $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
$19,966 - $49,534  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,034  
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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$19,414 - $41,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.04 - $17.84  
   
Overtime
$12.91 - $25.88  
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 - $2,034  
   
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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$19,414 - $41,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,136

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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.

Common Career Paths for Assembler


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Assemblers who transition into a Manufacturing Production Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $62K per year. Becoming a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or a Factory Assembly Line Worker is a common transition from an Assembler role.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assembler


Assemblers fill the offices of leading firms Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., The Boeing Company, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas, and Parker Hannifin Corp. The Boeing Company offers the largest salaries in town ($42K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $26K to $48K.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary less than half of the top paying employer's rate ($18K).

Popular Skills for Assembler


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Lucky workers who know Electronic Troubleshooting can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 34 percent above average. Blueprints and Machine Operation are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 7 percent and 34 percent. For most people, competency in Assembler indicates knowledge of Blueprints.

Pay by Experience Level for Assembler

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $26K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $29K on average. Assemblers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $34K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $33K.

Pay Difference by Location


Fort Worth offers some of the highest pay in the country for Assemblers, 26 percent above the national average. Assemblers will also find cushy salaries in Appleton (+26 percent), Rockford (+19 percent), Cleveland (+18 percent), and Atlanta (+14 percent). Assemblers in Dallas earn salaries far below the national average by 31 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Assembler Salaries




National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Assembler Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$28,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 213 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

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