Assembler Salary (United States)

Hourly wages for Assemblers in the United States typically come in around $12.35 per hour. Compensation generally starts at $8.98 per hour and does not exceed $17.68. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by the particular city and tenure. Health benefits are not claimed by all—27 percent lack any form of coverage—but most have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Making up 72 percent of the field, male Assemblers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Work is enjoyable for Assemblers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Assembler Salary (?
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$20,077 - $51,195
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MEDIAN: $33,042
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Assembler Salary (?
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$8.98 - $17.68
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,077 - $51,195  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,023  
Profit Sharing
$19.65 - $2,500  
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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$19,197 - $41,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.98 - $17.68  
   
Overtime
$12.55 - $25.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,023  
   
Profit Sharing
$19.65 - $2,500  
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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$19,197 - $41,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 955
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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 Manufacturing Production Managers are seldom found, but they do earn an extra $33K per year. However, becoming a Production Supervisor, Manufacturing or Assembly Line Worker, Factory is a more frequent transition for Assemblers.

Assembler Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assembler

General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area—the median in that office is $37,354.
Assemblers will find the worst pay at Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $24,742. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $29K, leaving little room for growth. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Parker Hannifin Corp at $31,620 and General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas where $37,354 is the norm.

Popular Skills for Assembler

Assemblers report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Machine Operation can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 5 percent more than the national average, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Tools. Most people experienced in Assembler also know Blueprints.

Pay by Experience Level for Assembler

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
At career start, salaries are typically $26K, which grow to $29K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $34K after one to two decades. For Assemblers, two decades of experience in the field often means a drop in salary—average earnings fall to $33K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 17 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a majority of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

Fort Worth
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Houston
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Atlanta
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Tulsa
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National Average
$28,000
San Diego
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Rochester
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Home to some of the best pay for Assemblers, Fort Worth offers exceptional salaries, 26 percent above the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Houston, Atlanta, Tulsa, and Chicago, top-paying markets where Assemblers rake in more than the national norm (+17 percent, +14 percent, +7 percent, and +5 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Rochester, 19 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Assembler Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$28,000

Skills That Affect Assembler Salaries

Blueprints
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$28,000
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Tools
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 185 votes.

Gender

Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 27%