Assembly Line Worker Salary

Assembly Line Workers in the United States can expect wages of $12.68 per hour on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Assembly Line Workers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (65 percent) are men. Work is enjoyable for Assembly Line Workers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While roughly one in three report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and over one-half have dental, as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,900 - $64,564
$24K
$36K
$65K
MEDIAN: $35,500
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50%
90%

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$8.99 - $19.02
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $12.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,900 - $64,564  
   
Bonus
$600  
Profit Sharing
$4,250  
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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$19,503 - $43,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.99 - $19.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.14  
Overtime
$12.33 - $28.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$600  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,250  
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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$19,503 - $43,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 274

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Job Description for Assembly Line Worker

Assembly line workers aid in the assembly of products during the manufacturing process. They use a variety of factory machinery, hand tools, and computers to complete their piece of the assembly process. The specifics duties of this job vary by the employer and industry. For example, depending on the employer and position, the assembly line worker might be responsible for several parts of the assembly at different points. Parts of the assembly process may require advanced skills and/or specific education.

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Assembly Line Worker Tasks

  • Assemble, attach, and test pre-manufactured components or parts.
  • Communicate with supervisors regarding warehouse inventory and maintain documentation.
  • Lift, handle, load, and unload products.
  • Prepare products for shipping.

Common Career Paths for Assembly Line Worker


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For Assembly Line Workers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Assembly Line Workers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Factory Assembly Line Worker.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assembly Line Worker

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $27K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $35K. Assembly Line Workers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $43K.

Assembly Line Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assembly Line Worker?

Assembly Line Worker in Twin Falls:
"Very fast paced."
Pros: I really like the consistency of the hours and the work. Its a good environment to work thoroughly and efficiently.
Cons: There is not much room to advance in the company.

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Key Stats for Assembly Line Worker

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Assembly Line Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲50%

Experienced
▲25%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$28,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Assembly Line Worker Salaries

Assembler
▲5%

National Average
$28,000

Machine Operation
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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