Assembly Line Worker Salary

Assembly Line Workers in the United States pull down an average of $11.77 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $8.34 per hour and $17.04. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by over one-half. The majority of Assembly Line Workers (68 percent) survey respondents are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$20,000 - $42,729
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$43K
MEDIAN: $30,782
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$8.34 - $17.04
(Median)
$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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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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$17,709 - $40,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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$17,709 - $40,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $25K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $28K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Assembly Line Workers make a median salary of $32K. 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 23%

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

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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