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Assembly Line Worker Salary

Average Assembly Line Workers in the United States make around $11.86 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.38 per hour and $17.32. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by over one-half. Male Assembly Line Workers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (68 percent) are men. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,000 - $42,729
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$43K
MEDIAN: $30,782
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$8.38 - $17.32
(Median)
$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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50%
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National Salary 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$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,000 - $42,729  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
Profit Sharing
$755 - $7,122  
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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$17,822 - $41,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.38 - $17.32  
   
Overtime
$11.70 - $25.20  
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 - $1,957  
   
Profit Sharing
$755 - $7,122  
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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$17,822 - $41,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 298

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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.

Common Career Paths for Assembly Line Worker


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Assembly Line Workers who transition into an upper level Factory Assembly Line Worker position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Factory Assembly Line Worker makes $27K a year.

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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. On average, Assembly Line Workers make $33K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $30K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Assembly Line Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 28%
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