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Assembly Line Worker Salary (United States)

An Assembly Line Worker earns an average wage of $11.91 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Assembly Line Worker Salary (?
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$19,866 - $48,322
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30,703
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Assembly Line Worker Salary (?
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$8.30 - $17.37
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,866 - $48,322  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,927  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $7,861  
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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$17,470 - $41,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $17.37  
   
Overtime
$11.86 - $25.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,927  
   
Profit Sharing
$509 - $7,861  
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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$17,470 - $41,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 277
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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.

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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.

Pay Difference By Location

Detroit
up arrow 13%
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$26,000
Houston
up arrow 7%
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Experience Affects Assembly Line Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%
Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$26,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
31%
female alumni
 
Male
69%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 27%