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Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salary

Factory Assembly Line Workers in the United States take home an average $11.56 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $1K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Factory Assembly Line Workers can bottom out near $18K or peak near $43K depending on individual performance. Location and experience level 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 one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by approximately half. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 66 percent of Factory Assembly Line Workers are male. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,145 - $50,684
(Median)
$22K
$32K
$51K
MEDIAN: $32,500
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90%

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$8.21 - $17.06
(Median)
$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,145 - $50,684  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,461  
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $5,068  
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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$17,769 - $43,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate 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$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.21 - $17.06  
   
Overtime
$10.73 - $25.69  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,461  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $5,068  
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).
)
$17,769 - $43,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 659

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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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Factory Assembly Line Workers may progress into high-paying roles like Registered Nurse, where median compensation is $55K annually. Going from Factory Assembly Line Worker to Certified Nurse Assistant is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Certified Nurse Assistants is $23K. Many others choose to work as Licensed Practical Nurses, where pay is typically $37K.

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Factory Assembly Line Workers only report a few specific skills. Machine Operation and Assembler are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Assembly Line Worker, Factory

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


For many Factory Assembly Line Workers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $25K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $26K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Factory Assembly Line Workers make a median salary of $27K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $33K.

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Experience Affects Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$26,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salaries

Machine Operation
up arrow 5%

National Average
$26,000

Assembler
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 29%