Assembler Salary (United States)

Assemblers in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $12.35 per hour. Pay generally spreads from $8.98 per hour to $17.68. Total cash earnings range from $20,077 on the low end to $51,195 on the high end and can include bonus and profit sharing proceeds as high as $2,023 and $2,500, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though geography and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. 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. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,077 - $51,195
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MEDIAN: $33,042
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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 (?
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$19,197 - $41,427  
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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  
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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  
PayScale
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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Though it's uncommon, some Assemblers move into roles as Manufacturing Production Managers, bringing in an extra $33K per year. Becoming a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or an Factory Assembly Line Worker is, however, a more typical career progression for Assemblers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assembler

Assemblers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas, where typical salaries come to $37,354.
Not only do salaries lack room to grow—pay ranges from $20K to just $29K—but Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $24,742. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Parker Hannifin Corp ($31,620) and General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas ($37,354).

Popular Skills for Assembler

Survey takers who work as Assemblers usually report a few specific skills. Machine Operation is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 5 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Tools. 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.
Standard salaries begin at $26K and can reach $29K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $34K after one to two decades. After working for two decades in the field, Assemblers experience a drop in salary, averaging $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. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

Fort Worth
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Tulsa
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$28,000
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For Assemblers, Fort Worth provides a pay rate that is 26 percent greater than the national average. Assemblers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+17 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), Tulsa (+7 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Rochester is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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%
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