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Assembly Line Worker, Automotive Salary (United States)

Median pay for Automotive Assembly Line Workers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $14.67 per hour. Final cash compensation to Automotive Assembly Line Workers varies from around $22K to approximately $60K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $3K and $8K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by experience level, but the particular city and the specific company are influential factors as well. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most Automotive Assembly Line Workers survey respondents are men (77 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of 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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$10.03 - $26.89
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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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$22,102 - $59,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $26.89  
   
Overtime
$11.92 - $38.58  
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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$22,102 - $59,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 198
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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

Ford Motor Company reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $40K) but some workers make up to $69K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

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. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $32K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $36K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $47K. Automotive Assembly Line Workers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $51K.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Detroit
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National Average
$33,000
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Surpassing the national average by 15 percent, Automotive Assembly Line Workers in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. 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

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$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: 84% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 15%