Assembly Line Worker Salary

An average Assembly Line Worker in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.02 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.46 per hour and $17.43. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a little over a half get dental coverage, too. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 66 percent of Assembly Line Workers are male. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,336 - $42,282
(Median)
$24K
$32K
$42K
MEDIAN: $31,865
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$8.46 - $17.43
(Median)
$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,336 - $42,282  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,983  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$18,092 - $40,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.46 - $17.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.50  
Overtime
$11.93 - $24.86  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$18,092 - $40,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 365
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Assembly Line Worker


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Many Assembly Line Workers move into a Factory Assembly Line Worker role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Factory Assembly Line Workers on average bring in a similar salary to Assembly Line Workers.

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Professional skills reported by Assembly Line Workers are few in number. Assembler and Machine Operation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate include Machine Operation.

Pay by Experience Level for Assembly Line Worker

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $25K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $29K. Assembly Line Workers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $32K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $31K on average.

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Experience Affects Assembly Line Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Assembly Line Worker Salaries

Assembler
up arrow 1%

National Average
$27,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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