Assembler Salary

Assemblers in the United States take home an average $12.44 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.05 per hour, and the top verges on $17.87. The particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and tenure are driving factors as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While nearly one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Assemblers who answered the questionnnaire. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$19,824 - $49,616

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$9.05 - $17.87

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,824 - $49,616  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,019  
Profit Sharing
$19.80 - $4,546  
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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$19,365 - $41,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.05 - $17.87  
   
Overtime
$12.93 - $25.68  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,019  
   
Profit Sharing
$19.80 - $4,546  
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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$19,365 - $41,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,289
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Manufacturing Production Manager. The latter position pays an average of $62K annually. It is not uncommon for an Assembler to continue on to become a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or a Factory Assembly Line Worker.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assembler


Known for taking on a considerable number of Assemblers, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., The Boeing Company, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas, and Parker Hannifin Corp are leading firms in the industry. Assemblers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at The Boeing Company, where the median salary comes to $42K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($25K) and those starting out ($48K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

The lowest pay by far can be found at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc — this employer offers a median salary of $18K, less than half of the top paying employer'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 24 percent, 5 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Soldering. Most people who know Assembler also know 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 bring in $33K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $32K.

Pay Difference by Location


Fort Worth offers some of the highest pay in the country for Assemblers, 27 percent above the national average. Assemblers will also find cushy salaries in Charleston (+24 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), Everett (+21 percent), and Rockford (+20 percent). Milwaukee ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 8 percent below the national average.

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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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Tools
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National Average
$28,000

Assembler
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Soldering
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 214 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
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%
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