A Factory Worker earns an average wage of $11.93 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$23,884 - $59,640
(Median)
$24K
$41K
$60K
MEDIAN: $40,699
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90%

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$9.17 - $19.26
(Median)
$9
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,884 - $59,640  
   
Bonus
$19.87 - $5,034  
Profit Sharing
$1,900  
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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$19,657 - $49,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.17 - $19.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.01  
Overtime
$12.09 - $30.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$19.87 - $5,034  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,900  
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).
)
$19,657 - $49,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 305
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Job Description for Factory Worker

Factory workers normally work as a unit, and they are collectively responsible for the production of the goods that their factory makes. While they work as a team, they are also held individually responsible for their performance. Their responsibilities include maintaining a clean work environment and meeting a minimum output that has been specified by their employer.

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Factory Worker Tasks

  • Operate hand held equipment.
  • Use pallet jacks to transport raw materials.
  • Perform assembly and sub-assembly operations.
  • Load raw materials onto production lines.
  • Inspect finished products for defects.

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Pay by Experience Level for Factory Worker

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

Factory Worker Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Factory Worker in Elkhart:
"Wish I know how my body would feel after a few years of this."
Do your home work and talk to other employees.

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Experience Affects Factory Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Factory Worker Salaries

Machine Operation
up arrow 3%

National Average
$28,000

Assembler
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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