Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salary

For Factory Assembly Line Workers, hourly average wages total $11.71 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $1K and $2K, respectively — total cash payment to Factory Assembly Line Workers can bottom out near $18K or peak near $44K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and close to one-half receive dental plans. More than half of Factory Assembly Line Workers (65 percent) survey respondents are men. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$21,722 - $50,255
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$50K
MEDIAN: $30,520
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$8.22 - $17.09
(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
$21,722 - $50,255  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,405  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $2,164  
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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$17,749 - $43,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.22 - $17.09  
   
Overtime
$10.08 - $25.41  
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 - $1,405  
   
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $2,164  
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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$17,749 - $43,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 682
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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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As Factory Assembly Line Workers transition into upper-level roles such as Registered Nurse, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Registered Nurses earn $55K on average per year. Becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant is, more often than not, the most common role that Factory Assembly Line Workers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Certified Nurse Assistant is $23K. Another frequent advance is for Factory Assembly Line Workers to assume a Licensed Practical Nurse role; in this role, workers often take home $37K.

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Factory Assembly Line Workers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $25K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $26K. Factory Assembly Line Workers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $27K. As Factory Assembly Line Workers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $34K.

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Experience Affects Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$26,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salaries

Blueprints
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Machine Operation
0%

National Average
$26,000

Assembler
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
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: 41% employee benefits None: 29%
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