Manufacturing Worker Salary

Average Manufacturing Workers in the United States make around $13.99 per hour. Most Manufacturing Workers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, between a fifth and a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Male Manufacturing Workers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$21,271 - $46,150
(Median)
$21K
$32K
$46K
MEDIAN: $32,000
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90%

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$10.11 - $20.71
(Median)
$10
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,271 - $46,150  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,787  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$21,318 - $48,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $20.71  
   
Overtime
$15.22 - $31.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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).
)
$21,318 - $48,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 181
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Job Description for Manufacturing Worker

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Manufacturing Worker


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Manufacturing Workers often transition into Manufacturing Production Supervisor positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Manufacturing Production Supervisors earn $51K per year. Manufacturing Workers most often move into positions as Licensed Practical Nurses or Production & Operating Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $6K higher and $17K higher, respectively.

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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. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $28K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $31K. Manufacturing Workers bring in $35K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $40K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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