|Salary||$21,457 - $52,752|
|Bonus||$198.66 - $3,091|
|Profit Sharing||$103.65 - $5,221|
|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).)
|$20,812 - $42,842|
|Hourly Rate||$9.81 - $18.80|
|Overtime||$13.75 - $27.17|
|Bonus||$198.66 - $3,091|
|Profit Sharing||$103.65 - $5,221|
|Total Pay (||$20,812 - $42,842|
Job Description for Assembler
Assemblers are responsible for completing assembly tasks according to specific company instructions, including following plans and drawings for step-by-step assembly instructions and collecting and installing parts to create new products.Read More...
Assemblers must be organized and pay close attention to detail to avoid assembly errors that could delay production goals and should also keep their work area clean of all unnecessary items to prevent cluttering. They use protective gear such as goggles, boots, aprons, and hats to avoid accidents and report their progress to an assembly manager in their department. Assemblers may also be responsible for identifying possible obstacles in the manufacturing process and helping other assemblers as needed. Some may help move finished products into a different area for quality control or help operate drills, saws, and other dangerous tools after specific training. They generally work alongside other assemblers to reach objectives within given time-frames, but should also work well on their own with minimal supervision.
Communication skills are necessary in this position to notify supervisors of any issues during the assembly process. They work in a fast-paced environment handling equipment, resources, and other materials to assemble final products with efficiency and expertise, and must also lift heavy objects on a regular basis and perform basic computer functions for accurate item-counts. These assemblers stand on their feet for several hours at a time and use specialized tools to complete their tasks, and may also use pliers, screwdrivers, rulers, or hammers. A high school diploma is generally required for this position, and relevant prior experience is highly beneficial.
- Construct or assemble an entire product or component of a product.
- 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.
Common Career Paths for Assembler
At the upper end, Assemblers who move into a Manufacturing Production Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Manufacturing Production Managers is a much higher $63K per year. As Assemblers progress in their field, many go on to become Factory Assembly Line Workers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $28K. Another common career choice for Assemblers is to move into a Manufacturing Production Supervisor role — this promotion usually pays $51K.
Popular Employer Salaries for Assembler
The Boeing Company, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Eaton Corporation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas are top-notch employers for Assemblers in this area. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Ford Motor Company offers the most; Assemblers earn $51K on average there. Other leaders in compensation levels are The Boeing Company at $42K, Lockheed Martin Corp at $37K, and General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas, where Assemblers annually earn $37K.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., and Lowe's Companies, Inc are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($20K, $26K, and $28K respectively).
Popular Skills for Assembler
Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Tools, Team Leadership, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent, 22 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Those listing Assembly as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Electronic Equipment Installation and Soldering also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Assembler are, more often than not, also skilled in Blueprints.
Pay by Experience Level for Assembler
Pay by Experience for an Assembler has a positive trend. An entry-level Assembler with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 1,160 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assembler with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 420 salaries. An experienced Assembler which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 303 salaries. An Assembler with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 138 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For Assemblers, busy Fort Worth offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 36 percent above the national average. Assemblers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+27 percent), Rochester (+15 percent), Milwaukee (+9 percent), and Cleveland (+7 percent). Assemblers in Fresno report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 25 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Colorado Springs (20 percent lower) and Pittsburgh (9 percent lower).
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