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.

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MEDIAN: $31,916
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,134 - $46,152  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $1,532  
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
Total Pay (?
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$21,508 - $42,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $18.62  
   
Overtime
$13.13 - $29.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$201.34 - $1,532  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$21,508 - $42,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 270
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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.

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Electronics Assembler Tasks

  • Review work, troubleshoot issues, and conduct performance tests.
  • Follow established procedures and regulations.
  • Perform cable and harness assembly, soldering, wiring, and hardware installation.

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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.

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Experience Affects Electronics Assembler Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Electronics Assembler Salaries

Machine Operation
up arrow 4%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%

Soldering
up arrow 3%

solder
up arrow 3%

National Average
$30,000

Assembler
up arrow 2%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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