The average Factory Assembly Line Worker in the United States earns approximately $12.45 per hour. Total cash compensation to Factory Assembly Line Workers bottoms out near $19K and approaches $46K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $7K from bonuses and almost $6K from profit sharing. While experience level and the specific company impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$17,492 - $57,353
(Median)
$17K
$32K
$57K
MEDIAN: $31,730
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$9.12 - $18.77
(Median)
$9
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$17,492 - $57,353  
   
Bonus
$102.13 - $6,910  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $6,128  
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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$19,198 - $46,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.12 - $18.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.33  
Overtime
$11.91 - $28.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$102.13 - $6,910  
   
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $6,128  
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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$19,198 - $46,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 766
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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 $56K 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 $38K.

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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.


For Factory Assembly Line Workers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $26K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $30K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $31K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $37K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 12%


Assembler
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National Average
$28,000

Blueprints
up arrow 4%

Assembly
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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