Assembly Line Worker Salary (United States)

Assembly Line Workers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $11.87 per hour. Compensation starts at $8.33 per hour and can reach $16.91. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and 28 percent lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Assembly Line Workers. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Assembly Line Worker Salary (?
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$19,574 - $49,022
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30,534
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Assembly Line Worker Salary (?
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$8.33 - $16.91
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,574 - $49,022  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
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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$17,529 - $40,672  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.33 - $16.91  
   
Overtime
$11.85 - $24.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
   
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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$17,529 - $40,672  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 267
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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.
Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $25K; however, pay rises to approximately $29K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $33K after one to two decades. After 20 years on the job, salaries actually take a dive for Assembly Line Workers, averaging around $30K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 12 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 13 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Experience Affects Assembly Line Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%
Late-Career
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$26,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 28%
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