Assembly Line Worker Salary (United States)

Assembly Line Workers in the United States pull down an average of $11.87 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.33 per hour to $16.91. Health benefits are not claimed by all—28 percent lack any form of coverage—but around two-thirds have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. 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. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Assembly Line Worker Salary (?
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$19,574 - $49,022
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MEDIAN: $30,534
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Assembly Line Worker Salary (?
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$8.33 - $16.91
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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  
PayScale
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.
Starting out, salaries fall in the $25K range but grow to $29K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $33K. After two decades on the job, Assembly Line Workers' pay actually begins to decline, averaging $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 percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, most land within it.

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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