Assembly Line Worker Salary

Assembly Line Workers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.86 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. While one-third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and over one-half have dental, as well. The majority of Assembly Line Workers (65 percent) survey respondents are male. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,500 - $45,000
$40K
MEDIAN: $39,602
50%

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$9.04 - $19.02
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $12.86
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$39,602  
   
Bonus
$600  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$19,457 - $43,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.04 - $19.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.14  
Overtime
$12.41 - $27.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$600  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$19,457 - $43,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 254

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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

  • Assemble, attach, and test pre-manufactured components or parts.
  • Communicate with supervisors regarding warehouse inventory and maintain documentation.
  • Lift, handle, load, and unload products.
  • Prepare products for shipping.

Common Career Paths for Assembly Line Worker


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Many Assembly Line Workers move into a Factory Assembly Line Worker role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Factory Assembly Line Workers on average bring in a similar salary to Assembly Line Workers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assembly Line Worker

Pay by Experience for an Assembly Line Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Assembly Line Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 215 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assembly Line Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Assembly Line Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 22 salaries. An Assembly Line Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 13 salaries.

Assembly Line Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assembly Line Worker?

Assembly Line Worker in Twin Falls:
"Very fast paced."
Pros: I really like the consistency of the hours and the work. Its a good environment to work thoroughly and efficiently.
Cons: There is not much room to advance in the company.

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Key Stats for Assembly Line Worker

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Assembly Line Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲48%

Experienced
▲24%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$29,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Assembly Line Worker Salaries

▲5%

National Average
$29,000

Machine Operation
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 33%
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