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Assembly Operator Salary

Assembly Operators in the United States pull down an average of $13.82 per hour. Men account for the majority of Assembly Operators who responded to the questionnaire — 63 percent to be exact. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$9.77 - $19.37
(Median)
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$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.77 - $19.37  
   
Overtime
$6.55 - $29.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $1,026  
   
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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$20,987 - $50,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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Job Description for Assembly Operator

  • Fit, align, and assemble parts according to established procedures, blueprints, or schematics.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assembly Operator

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


For Assembly Operators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $27K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $33K. Assembly Operators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $37K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $39K.

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Experience Affects Assembly Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 16%