Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salary

Factory Assembly Line Workers in the United States take home approximately $11.89 per hour on average. Total incomes of Factory Assembly Line Workers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $2K from bonuses and close to $12K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $18K and $46K. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Male Factory Assembly Line Workers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 67 percent of professionals. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,329 - $51,064
(Median)
$19K
$32K
$51K
MEDIAN: $32,500
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$8.48 - $18.00
(Median)
$8
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,329 - $51,064  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $11,836  
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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$18,200 - $45,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.48 - $18.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22  
Overtime
$10.22 - $27.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $11,836  
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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$18,200 - $45,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 787
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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 $55K annually. The most common promotion for Factory Assembly Line Workers is a Certified Nurse Assistant position, which usually brings in $23K a year. Another standard transition for Factory Assembly Line Workers seeking advancement is to assume a Licensed Practical Nurse role, where pay is often $37K.

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Factory Assembly Line Workers report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Blueprints, Machine Operation, and Assembler can expect to be compensated well for these skills. It is not unusual for someone who knows Assembler to be familiar with Machine Operation as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Assembly Line Worker, Factory

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


For Factory Assembly Line Workers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $25K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $26K. Factory Assembly Line Workers see a median salary of $28K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $33K.

Assembly Line Worker, Factory Reviews

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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Experience Affects Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salaries

Blueprints
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Machine Operation
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National Average
$26,000

Assembler
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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