Manufacturing Workers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.93 per hour. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, roughly a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Manufacturing Workers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,211 - $81,509
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MEDIAN: $33,969
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$10.34 - $22.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$20,211 - $81,509  
   
Bonus
$386.71 - $6,434  
Profit Sharing
$2,048  
Commission
$3,500  
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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$22,108 - $54,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $22.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.88  
Overtime
$15.11 - $35.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$386.71 - $6,434  
   
Commission
$3,500  
Profit Sharing
$2,048  
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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$22,108 - $54,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 487

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Job Description for Manufacturing Worker

Manufacturing workers are expected to have a robust set of skills, working knowledge of hand tools, and the dexterity and speed to keep up with rapidly-moving lines. They are generally tasked with loading and unloading items on the production line as well as removing them from carts, dollies, or skids as they arrive. They must also move from area to area and maintain working knowledge of each part of the production line.

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Manufacturing Worker Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Manufacturing Worker


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Manufacturing Workers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Manufacturing Production Manager. The average Manufacturing Production Manager brings home $62K per year. It is quite typical for Manufacturing Workers to transition into roles as Manufacturing Production Supervisors or Licensed Practical Nurses, where reported median earnings are $18K and $5K higher per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Worker

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


Manufacturing Workers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $31K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $34K. Manufacturing Workers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $38K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $41K.

Manufacturing Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Manufacturing Worker?

Manufacturing Worker in Statesville:
"Its tough sometimes just don't make enough money."
Pros: 2 shift is a little more laid back so I like that I get along well with everyone there.
Cons: Very dirty job hot in summer cold in winter.

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Key Stats for Manufacturing Worker

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 84 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Manufacturing Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Manufacturing Worker Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 17%

forklift
up arrow 11%


Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 1%

National Average
$33,000


Blueprints
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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