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Assembly Line Worker Salary

The average Assembly Line Worker in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $11.94 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.34 per hour and $17.33. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Roughly a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and a little more than half claim dental coverage as well. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Men account for the majority of Assembly Line Workers who responded to the questionnaire — 67 percent to be exact. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$19,866 - $42,894
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$43K
MEDIAN: $30,703
10%
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90%

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$8.34 - $17.33
(Median)
$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
50%
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
$19,866 - $42,894  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,946  
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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$17,714 - $40,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate 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$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.34 - $17.33  
   
Overtime
$11.83 - $24.94  
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 - $1,946  
   
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).
)
$17,714 - $40,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 291

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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.


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. Assembly Line Workers see a median salary of $33K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $30K on average.

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Experience Affects Assembly Line Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 27%