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Assembly Line Worker Salary

Pay for Assembly Line Workers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $11.91 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $8.30 per hour and $17.37. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the majority of Assembly Line Workers (69 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by just over a half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$19,866 - $48,322
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30,703
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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $25K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $29K. Assembly Line Workers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $32K. Assembly Line Workers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $30K.

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

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

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

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%