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Assembly Line Worker, Automotive Salary

Automotive Assembly Line Workers in the United States can expect wages of $15.22 per hour on average. Total cash compensation to Automotive Assembly Line Workers bottoms out near $22K and approaches $60K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $4K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by experience level, but geography and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Automotive Assembly Line Workers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,000 - $65,000
(Median)
$28K
$39K
$65K
MEDIAN: $38,884
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$10.03 - $26.70
(Median)
$10
$15
$27
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$28,000 - $65,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,606  
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $7,150  
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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$21,902 - $60,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $26.70  
   
Overtime
$12.00 - $39.35  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,606  
   
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $7,150  
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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$21,902 - $60,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 207

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Job Description for Assembly Line Worker, Automotive

Assembly line workers, especially in the automotive field, often work at a quick pace in a warehouse or factory. As someone on a line, workers are responsible for one component or step of a product. Workers will perform the same action repeatedly during the course of a shift. Because each worker is dedicated to a specific task, they gain specialized knowledge about their role. Sometimes the assembly line ultimately results in a finished car part like an engine, and other times it results in a complete automobile or truck.

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Assembly Line Worker, Automotive Tasks

  • Apply written standards to produce uniform quality of products.
  • Monitor and maintain equipment and interpret output to ensure a quality product.
  • Operate equipment and tools to assemble parts, motors, and automotive features.
  • Set up and clean up work environment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assembly Line Worker, Automotive

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $33K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $47K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $50K.

Assembly Line Worker, Automotive Reviews

What is it like working as an Assembly Line Worker, Automotive?

Assembly Line Worker, Automotive in Gainesboro:
"Alright."
Pros: Full time and benefits and close to home.
Cons: Little pay, too much overtime, bad work environment.

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Experience Affects Assembly Line Worker, Automotive Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 38%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 15%
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