Assembly Line Machine Operator Salary

Assembly Line Machine Operators in the United States take home approximately $13.09 per hour on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Male Assembly Line Machine Operators who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (67 percent) are men. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,240 - $41,623
$24K
$32K
$42K
MEDIAN: $31,857
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$9.88 - $17.41
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$13
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MEDIAN: $13.09
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$0$41K
Salary $24,240 - $41,623
Bonus $295.90 - $3,041
Profit Sharing $3,549
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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$20,989 - $41,220
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.88 - $17.41
Overtime $14.38 - $27.14
Annual Data $0$41K
Bonus $295.90 - $3,041
Profit Sharing $3,549
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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$20,989 - $41,220
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 512

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Assembly Line Machine Operator


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Assembly Line Machine Operators do not often transition into Production Supervisor roles. The role averages $51K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assembly Line Machine Operator

Pay by Experience for an Assembly Line Machine Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Assembly Line Machine Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 332 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assembly Line Machine Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 121 salaries. An experienced Assembly Line Machine Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 100 salaries. An Assembly Line Machine Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 23 salaries.

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 Connersville:
"This place is a house of wolves."
Pros: It's close to home so I save on gas.
Cons: The people are all a bunch of immature dimwits who have to be babysat just to do basic job functions that should be common knowledge in any other factory.

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
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Assembly Line Machine Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

▲8%

▲7%

National Average
$29,000

▼5%

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 86 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 20%
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