Factory Assembly Line Workers in the United States pull down an average of $12.49 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Factory Assembly Line Workers stretch from $19K on the lower end to $46K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $7K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though years of experience and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. Although approximately one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Factory Assembly Line Workers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$17,879 - $58,723
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$59K
MEDIAN: $32,000
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$9.13 - $19.18
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$17,879 - $58,723  
   
Bonus
$103.04 - $6,839  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $6,128  
Total Pay (?
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$19,310 - $46,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.13 - $19.18  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.33  
Overtime
$12.13 - $28.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$103.04 - $6,839  
   
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $6,128  
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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$19,310 - $46,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 803

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Job Description for Assembly Line Worker, Factory

Factory assembly line workers help in the production of mass-produced items. The hours may vary in this role, but workers can expect to work eight-hour days with unpaid lunch and rest breaks provided. Workers must have a keen attention to detail and the ability to focus on assembly accuracy for the duration of their shifts. They also must be able to stand for long periods of time, as the work requires active monitoring of the production process.

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Assembly Line Worker, Factory Tasks

  • Fit, align, and assemble parts according to established procedures, blueprints, or schematics.

Common Career Paths for Assembly Line Worker, Factory


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For Factory Assembly Line Workers, progressing to a Registered Nurse role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Registered Nurse can earn $56K annually. A Certified Nurse Assistant role is the most prevalent career advancement for Factory Assembly Line Workers. Paychecks for that role are $23K on average. The Licensed Practical Nurse position is another common transition for Factory Assembly Line Workers; in this role, salaries are typically at the $38K mark.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assembly Line Worker, Factory

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $26K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $30K. On average, Factory Assembly Line Workers make $32K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Factory Assembly Line Worker with more than 20 years of experience can earn $39K on average.

Assembly Line Worker, Factory Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assembly Line Worker, Factory?

Assembly Line Worker, Factory in Carrollton:
"Not a people person, factory is definitely for you."
Pros: The job itself and not having to deal with others.
Cons: Management.

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Key Stats for Assembly Line Worker, Factory

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.
054
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$28,000

Blueprints
up arrow 6%

Assembly
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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