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Assembler Salary

Assemblers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.41 per hour. In the world of Assemblers, total cash compensation can vary between $19K and $42K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $2K and $5K, respectively. While geography and tenure impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Work is enjoyable for Assemblers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — about one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Assemblers who answered the questionnnaire. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$19,966 - $49,534
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$33K
$50K
MEDIAN: $32,504
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$8.99 - $17.81
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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
$19,966 - $49,534  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,023  
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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$19,265 - $41,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.99 - $17.81  
   
Overtime
$12.91 - $25.73  
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 - $2,023  
   
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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$19,265 - $41,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,170

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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 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


Dominating the field, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, The Boeing Company, General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas, and Parker Hannifin Corp are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Assemblers. Assemblers flock to The Boeing Company for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $42K lead the pack in compensation; however, The Boeing Company also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $26K at one end to $48K at the other end.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary less than half of the top paying company's rate ($18K).

Popular Skills for Assembler


Survey results suggest that Assemblers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Electronic Troubleshooting, Blueprints, and Machine Operation are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 34 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Soldering. For most people, competency in Assembler indicates knowledge of 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 fewer than five years of experience earn around $26K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $29K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $33K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Pay Difference by Location


For Assemblers, working in the bustling city of Fort Worth has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Assemblers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Everett (+26 percent), Charleston (+25 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), and Rockford (+19 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Assemblers in Dallas earning a whopping 31 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are San Diego and Milwaukee (8 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Assembler Salaries




National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Assembler Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$28,000

Soldering
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 216 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
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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