Assembly Line Worker, Automotive Salary

Pay for Automotive Assembly Line Workers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $15.34 per hour. Total cash compensation to Automotive Assembly Line Workers approaches anywhere from $22K on the lower end to $58K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $4K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career duration, though the specific employer and geographic location have a (lesser) impact as well. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Automotive Assembly Line Workers who answered the questionnnaire. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Automotive Assembly Line Workers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$27,617 - $65,889
(Median)
$28K
$39K
$66K
MEDIAN: $39,036
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$10.34 - $25.72
(Median)
$10
$15
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,617 - $65,889  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,750  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $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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$22,467 - $58,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $25.72  
   
Overtime
$14.69 - $39.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,750  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $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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$22,467 - $58,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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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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With a median salary of only $43K, General Motors Corporation pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $32K to $64K isn't that wide, either.

Pay by Experience Level for Assembly Line Worker, Automotive

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $33K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $36K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $43K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $50K.

Assembly Line Worker, Automotive Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Assembly Line Worker, Automotive in South Bend:
"That I would meet my wife there."
Go to college and become something better than an assembly line worker.

Assembly Line Worker, Automotive in Dublin:
"Need to be paid more as a UAW worker."
Very physical work. 40 Hours are good, but are forced to work on Saturdays or loose your job. We are paid holidays , but are forced to work a Saturday either before holiday or after. Union does nothing about it.

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 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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