Assembler Salary

Average Assemblers in the United States make around $12.43 per hour. Compensation ranges between $9.05 per hour and $17.87. While the particular city and experience level impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction for Assemblers is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. Male Assemblers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$19,804 - $48,408
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$48K
MEDIAN: $31,397
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$9.05 - $17.87
(Median)
$9
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$18
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
$19,804 - $48,408  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,022  
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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$19,382 - $41,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.05 - $17.87  
   
Overtime
$13.04 - $25.90  
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 - $2,022  
   
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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$19,382 - $41,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,275
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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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For Assemblers, progressing to a Manufacturing Production Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Manufacturing Production Manager can earn $62K annually. 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


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Assemblers include 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 $25K to $48K.

With a median salary of only $18K (less than half of the top paying employer's rate), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc lags significantly in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Assembler


Assemblers report using a wide range of professional 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 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Soldering. 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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $26K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $29K. Assemblers bring in $33K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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, Fort Worth provides a pay rate that is 27 percent greater than the national average. Assemblers will also find cushy salaries in Charleston (+25 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), Everett (+21 percent), and Rockford (+20 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Milwaukee is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents 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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Tools
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National Average
$28,000

Soldering
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 219 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
8%

Common Health Benefits

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