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Assembly Line Worker Salary (United States)

Assembly Line Workers in the United States pull down an average of $11.87 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.33 per hour and $16.91. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and approximately one-half claim dental coverage as well. Male Assembly Line Workers are far more common in the field than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Assembly Line Workers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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 (?
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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$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  
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 (?
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 - $1,546  
   
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  
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, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $29K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Assembly Line Workers see a median salary of $32K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $30K on average. Most of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up close to one-eighth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise approximately one-eighth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent.
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Experience Affects Assembly Line Worker Salaries

Experienced
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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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Highly satisfied
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%