Assembly Line Worker Salary

An average Assembly Line Worker in the United States can expect to take home roughly $11.77 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.34 per hour and $17.04. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 68 percent of Assembly Line Workers are male. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by a little over a half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$20,134 - $44,698
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$45K
MEDIAN: $31,085
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$8.34 - $17.04
(Median)
$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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90%

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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
$20,134 - $44,698  
   
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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$17,717 - $40,409  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.34 - $17.04  
   
Overtime
$11.82 - $24.75  
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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$17,717 - $40,409  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 310
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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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $25K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $28K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $32K in this role. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $30K.

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Experience Affects Assembly Line Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

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 43 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
13%
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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