Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salary

Factory Assembly Line Workers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $11.89 per hour. In the world of Factory Assembly Line Workers, overall income ranges from $18K near the bottom to $46K at the top; this can include more than $2K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Though the majority of Factory Assembly Line Workers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by slightly more than half. The majority of Factory Assembly Line Workers (67 percent) survey respondents are male. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,329 - $51,064
(Median)
$19K
$32K
$51K
MEDIAN: $32,500
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$8.48 - $18.00
(Median)
$8
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$19,329 - $51,064  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $11,836  
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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$18,200 - $45,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.48 - $18.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.22  
Overtime
$10.22 - $27.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $11,836  
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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$18,200 - $45,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 787
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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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For Factory Assembly Line Workers, progressing to a Registered Nurse role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Registered Nurse can earn $55K annually. The most common career progression for Factory Assembly Line Workers leads to becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant, where pay is typically $23K. However, many Factory Assembly Line Workers also opt to become Licensed Practical Nurses, a position that pays $37K on average.

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Job skills reported by Factory Assembly Line Workers are limited. Those who have experience with Blueprints, Machine Operation, and Assembler can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Competency in Assembler frequently indicates knowledge of Machine Operation.

Pay by Experience Level for Assembly Line Worker, Factory

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


For Factory Assembly Line Workers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $25K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $26K. Factory Assembly Line Workers see a median salary of $28K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $33K.

Assembly Line Worker, Factory Reviews

What is it like working as an Assembly Line Worker, Factory?

Assembly Line Worker, Factory in Carrollton:
"Not a people person, factory is definitely for you."
Pros: The job itself and not having to deal with others.
Cons: Management.

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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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National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salaries

Blueprints
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Machine Operation
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National Average
$26,000

Assembler
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

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