Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salary (United States)

Factory Assembly Line Workers in the United States typically take home $11.66 per hour. The range in pay spans from $8.19 per hour to $17.14. Overall cash earnings for Factory Assembly Line Workers stretch from $21,455 on the lower end to $50,122 near the top, and the heftier packages can encompass around $1,391 from bonuses and $4,966 from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Around one third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Though the majority of Factory Assembly Line Workers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salary (?
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$21,455 - $50,122
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MEDIAN: $31,160
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Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salary (?
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$8.19 - $17.14
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,455 - $50,122  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,391  
Profit Sharing
$122.34 - $4,966  
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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$17,845 - $43,383  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.19 - $17.14  
   
Overtime
$11.23 - $26.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,391  
   
Profit Sharing
$122.34 - $4,966  
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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$17,845 - $43,383  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 683
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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' salaries may rise greatly in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a Registered Nurse may get paid an extra $29K 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, despite the fact that salaries take a $3,735 cut. Another frequent advance is for Factory Assembly Line Workers to assume a Licensed Practical Nurse role; in this role, workers often enjoy a $10,640 raise in pay.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assembly Line Worker, Factory

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Though Factory Assembly Line Workers can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. At career start, salaries are typically $25K, which grows only modestly to $27K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $29K after one to two decades. Factory Assembly Line Workers experience only minor salary growth after working for two decades, bringing in around $34K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 15 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—a majority of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

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Cleveland
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National Average
$26,000
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For those looking to make money, Factory Assembly Line Workers in Detroit enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Factory Assembly Line Workers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+28 percent) and Cleveland (+11 percent).

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Experience Affects Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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$26,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salaries

Machine Operation
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National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 28%
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