An average Assembly Line Worker in the United States can expect to take home roughly $12.46 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although about a third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and a little more than half get dental coverage, too. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Male Assembly Line Workers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (64 percent) are men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,000 - $45,000
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$40K
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MEDIAN: $39,602
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$8.91 - $19.02
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$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$39,602  
   
Bonus
$1,050  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$19,287 - $43,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.91 - $19.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.14  
Overtime
$12.40 - $27.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1,050  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$19,287 - $43,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 256
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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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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.


Assembly Line Workers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Assembly Line Workers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $27K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $29K. Assembly Line Workers see a median salary of $35K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $42K.

Assembly Line Worker Reviews

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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Experience Affects Assembly Line Worker Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Assembly Line Worker Salaries

Assembler
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National Average
$28,000

Machine Operation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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