Assembly Line Machine Operator Salary

Assembly Line Machine Operators in the United States take home approximately $12.93 per hour on average. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. While one in five report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Men account for the majority of Assembly Line Machine Operators who responded to the questionnaire — 69 percent to be exact. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,270 - $40,408
$23K
$31K
$40K
MEDIAN: $30,876
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$9.71 - $17.23
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MEDIAN: $12.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$23,270 - $40,408  
   
Bonus
$100.33 - $3,091  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$20,403 - $40,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $17.23  
   
Overtime
$14.80 - $26.94  
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
$100.33 - $3,091  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$20,403 - $40,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 476
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Job Description for Assembly Line Machine Operator

Having heavy machinery to manufacture products at high speed is how we keep up with the demand for consumer products, and assembly line machine operators help keep business flowing by working with heavy machinery which can build products and prepare them for shipment within minutes.

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Assembly Line Machine Operator Tasks

  • Operate and monitor assembly machines and machine controls.
  • Maintain a safe and clean production area.
  • Inspect products for measurement and quality and separate defective products.
  • Ensure assembly machines are functioning properly and make required adjustments if the equipment malfunctions.

Common Career Paths for Assembly Line Machine Operator


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Though some Assembly Line Machine Operators move into positions like Production Supervisor (where the average salary is $51K), this progression is not the norm.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assembly Line Machine Operator

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


For Assembly Line Machine Operators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $28K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $31K. Assembly Line Machine Operators bring in $31K after working for 10 to 20 years. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $33K.

Assembly Line Machine Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assembly Line Machine Operator?

Assembly Line Machine Operator in Emporium:
`"$I am the machine so it sucks."`
Pros: I would like it if they would give me a different positions has of right now nothing.
Cons: Nobody in the offices care about you and treat you like crap.

Assembly Line Machine Operator in Tampa:
`"$Business of Quality."`
Pros: The good is to see something you built to the best off your perfection hit the road off to you assume a satisfied customer.
Cons: The confusion between workers, the favoritism, the lack of compassion for the product we make.

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Key Stats for Assembly Line Machine Operator

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Assembly Line Machine Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

▲8%

▲7%

National Average
$29,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Assembly Line Machine Operator Salaries

Team Leadership
▲13%


Machine Operation
▼0%

National Average
$29,000

Safety Compliance
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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