Assembler Salary

An average Assembler in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.59 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $2K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Assemblers spread between $19K and $41K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by geography and tenure. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,884 - $51,974
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$52K
MEDIAN: $30,595
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$9.11 - $17.84
(Median)
$9
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$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,884 - $51,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,028  
Profit Sharing
$19.49 - $5,068  
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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$19,492 - $41,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.11 - $17.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.23  
Overtime
$12.92 - $25.89  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,028  
   
Profit Sharing
$19.49 - $5,068  
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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$19,492 - $41,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,633
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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


Known for taking on a considerable number of Assemblers, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., The Boeing Company, General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas, and Parker Hannifin Corp are leading firms in the industry. The Boeing Company does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $42K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $25K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $48K.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc pays significantly less than other places with a median salary of $18K, less than half of the top paying company's rate.

Popular Skills for Assembler


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Electronic Troubleshooting, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 9 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Electronic Equipment Installation. The majority of those who know Assembler also know Blueprints.

Pay by Experience Level for Assembler

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Assemblers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $26K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $30K. Assemblers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $33K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $34K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,117

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Assemblers, busy Fort Worth offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Assemblers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Everett (+27 percent), Rockford (+17 percent), Cleveland (+14 percent), and Tulsa (+11 percent). Pittsburgh is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in San Diego (6 percent lower) and Los Angeles (5 percent lower).

Assembler Reviews

What is it like working as an Assembler?

Assembler in Yuba City:
"Custom made orchard sprayers."
Pros: Building heavy machinery and the satisfaction of completing each sprayer.
Cons: Running out of parts.

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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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Electronic Equipment Installation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 247 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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