Assembly Line Worker Salary

For Assembly Line Workers, hourly average wages total $11.73 per hour. Pay generally varies between $8.33 per hour and $17.00. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. There are more male Assembly Line Workers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 68 percent. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly more than half. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,000 - $45,000

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$8.33 - $17.00

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,000 - $45,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,963  
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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$17,672 - $40,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.33 - $17.00  
   
Overtime
$11.81 - $24.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,963  
   
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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$17,672 - $40,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 315
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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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Assembly Line Workers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Factory Assembly Line Worker. Median pay for Factory Assembly Line Workers is $27K.

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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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $25K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $28K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $30K.

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Experience Affects Assembly Line Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 29%
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