Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salary

Pay for Factory Assembly Line Workers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $11.72 per hour. Total cash compensation to Factory Assembly Line Workers approaches anywhere from $18K on the lower end to $43K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $1K from bonuses and upwards of $3K from profit sharing. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and a little more than half have dental, too. More than half of Factory Assembly Line Workers (66 percent) survey respondents are men. Most Factory Assembly Line Workers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$21,722 - $50,255

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$8.23 - $17.10

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,722 - $50,255  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,414  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $2,834  
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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$17,793 - $43,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.23 - $17.10  
   
Overtime
$10.06 - $25.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,414  
   
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $2,834  
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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$17,793 - $43,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 689
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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 experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Registered Nurse. The latter position pays an average of $55K annually. The most common promotion for Factory Assembly Line Workers is a Certified Nurse Assistant position, which usually brings in $23K a year. Another standard transition for Factory Assembly Line Workers seeking advancement is to assume a Licensed Practical Nurse role, where pay is often $37K.

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Typical 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Factory Assembly Line Workers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $25K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $26K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $27K in this role. Factory Assembly Line Workers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $34K.

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Experience Affects Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

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
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 29%
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