Manufacturing Worker Salary

Manufacturing Workers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.90 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Male Manufacturing Workers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,279 - $90,000
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$36K
$90K
MEDIAN: $35,748
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$10.34 - $22.41
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MEDIAN: $14.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$20,279 - $90,000  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $6,334  
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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$22,138 - $54,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $22.41  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.88  
Overtime
$15.32 - $34.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$304.10 - $6,334  
   
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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$22,138 - $54,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 514

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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Manufacturing Workers sometimes become Manufacturing Production Managers, where the average income is $63K per year. Career advancement for the typical Manufacturing Worker often leads to becoming a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or a Licensed Practical Nurse; median salaries in these positions are $18K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Worker

Pay by Experience for a Manufacturing Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Manufacturing Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 327 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Manufacturing Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 152 salaries. An experienced Manufacturing Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 125 salaries. A Manufacturing Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 57 salaries.

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
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Manufacturing Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

▲14%

▲3%

National Average
$33,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Manufacturing Worker Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲17%

forklift
▲11%


Manufacturing Fabrication
▲1%

National Average
$33,000

▼4%

Blueprints
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 27%