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Assembly Line Worker, Automotive Salary (United States)

Automotive Assembly Line Workers in the United States typically take home $14.74 per hour. Total cash earnings of Automotive Assembly Line Workers range from $22K on the low end to $60K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $3K and $8K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and the particular employer. A solid majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Making up 77 percent of the field, male Automotive Assembly Line Workers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Automotive Assembly Line Workers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Assembly Line Worker, Automotive Salary (?
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$27,812 - $65,436
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MEDIAN: $32,150
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,812 - $65,436  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,077  
Profit Sharing
$51.06 - $8,123  
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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$21,821 - $60,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $27.24  
   
Overtime
$13.11 - $38.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,077  
   
Profit Sharing
$51.06 - $8,123  
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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$21,821 - $60,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 194
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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.

Assembly Line Worker, Automotive Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assembly Line Worker, Automotive

Automotive Assembly Line Workers flock to General Motors Corporation for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $43K lead the pack in compensation; however, General Motors Corporation also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $32K at one end to $64K at the other end. Though certain workers may see earnings of up to $68K, Ford Motor Company still falls short in the compensation department — the median pay is only $41K, the lowest in the field. General Motors Corporation is also at the bottom of the scale.

Pay by Experience Level for Assembly Line Worker, Automotive

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $34K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $32K. Automotive Assembly Line Workers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $51K. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a majority of those surveyed fall within this distribution. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise about a tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Detroit
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National Average
$33,000
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For Automotive Assembly Line Workers, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 15 percent above the national average. Automotive Assembly Line Workers will also find cushy salaries in Detroit (+8 percent).

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

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Late-Career
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$33,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 14%