Assembly Line Worker, Factory Salary

The average Factory Assembly Line Worker in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $11.70 per hour. Final cash compensation to Factory Assembly Line Workers varies from around $18K to approximately $43K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $1K and $2K, respectively. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Though the majority of Factory Assembly Line Workers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and half claim dental coverage as well. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 66 percent of Factory Assembly Line Workers are male. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,722 - $50,255
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$50K
MEDIAN: $30,520
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$8.22 - $16.95
(Median)
$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,722 - $50,255  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,434  
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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$17,788 - $42,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.22 - $16.95  
   
Overtime
$10.10 - $25.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,434  
   
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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$17,788 - $42,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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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. Factory Assembly Line Workers go on to become Certified Nurse Assistants more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $23K. Factory Assembly Line Workers who move into a Licensed Practical Nurse role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $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.


Factory Assembly Line Workers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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. On average, Factory Assembly Line Workers make $27K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $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
up arrow 2%

National Average
$26,000

Assembler
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 116 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
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 29%
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