Electronics Assembler Salary
Electronics Assemblers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $13.79 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Electronics Assemblers. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Men make up a slight majority of Electronics Assemblers (54 percent) who responded to the survey. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Job Description for Electronics Assembler
An electronics assembler is a position which can be found in any organization or facility that assembles or modifies electronic equipment (for example: motors, batteries, computers, machinery, etc). A person in this position can also be responsible for connecting devices to electronic components to make them work. This person will often work in an indoor environment with a team of other electronic assemblers. A high school diploma is required in order to be an electronics assembler. While many organizations will provide training for this position, some do require the completion of a certificate program. Training will involve the basics of electricity and various tools and equipment, as well as workshop experience.Read More...
This position will involve a variety of responsibilities and duties, which can vary depending on the organization. Some typical responsibilities can include routing wires, cutting and soldering wires, tool handling, assembling electronic systems, assembling support structures, installing various components, reading and interpreting schematic drawings and diagrams, explaining various assembly procedures, positioning and aligning electrical parts, cleaning parts and equipment, adjusting and repairing electronic component parts, ensuring conformance to electronic specifications, meeting with engineers and supervisors to resolve issues, fabricating parts and structures according to schematics, inspecting and testing wiring assemblies, inspecting circuits for resistance factors, recording results of tests, completing and maintaining production reports, tracking and identifying components, distributing materials and supplies, measuring and adjusting voltages to operational accuracy, and instructing customers regarding the maintenance of various products. This position requires a person who is highly attentive to detail and has expert hand-eye coordination. This person should be able to learn quickly and efficiently.
Electronics Assembler Tasks
- Perform cable and harness assembly, soldering, wiring, and hardware installation.
- Follow established procedures and regulations.
- Review work, troubleshoot issues, and conduct performance tests.
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Pay by Experience Level for Electronics Assembler
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Electronics Assemblers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $26K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $31K. For Electronics Assemblers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $32K. As Electronics Assemblers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $38K.