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Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salary

Average Factory Assembly Line Workers in the United States make around $11.67 per hour. In the world of Factory Assembly Line Workers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $1K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $18K and $43K. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Male Factory Assembly Line Workers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 66 percent of professionals. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by approximately half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,893 - $50,102
(Median)
$22K
$30K
$50K
MEDIAN: $30,252
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$8.24 - $17.01
(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
$21,893 - $50,102  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,487  
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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$17,903 - $42,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.24 - $17.01  
   
Overtime
$10.48 - $25.36  
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 - $1,487  
   
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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$17,903 - $42,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 667

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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 who go on to become Registered Nurses may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Registered Nurses is $55K annually. As Factory Assembly Line Workers progress in their field, many go on to become Certified Nurse Assistants. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $23K. Another common career choice for Factory Assembly Line Workers is to move into a Licensed Practical Nurse role — this promotion usually pays $37K.

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Factory Assembly Line Workers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Blueprints, Machine Operation, and Assembler can expect to be compensated well for these skills.

Pay by Experience Level for Assembly Line Worker, Factory

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


Factory Assembly Line Workers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $25K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $26K. Factory Assembly Line Workers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $27K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Factory Assembly Line Worker with more than 20 years of experience can earn $34K on average.

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Experience Affects Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$26,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salaries

Blueprints
up arrow 3%

Machine Operation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$26,000

Assembler
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 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
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 30%
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