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Manufacturing Worker Salary

Manufacturing Workers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.87 per hour. Total cash compensation to Manufacturing Workers approaches anywhere from $20K on the lower end to $48K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $2K from bonuses and upwards of $2K from profit sharing. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Manufacturing Workers. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Manufacturing Workers who answered the questionnnaire.
$9.13 - $19.39
(Median)
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.13 - $19.39  
   
Overtime
$13.27 - $29.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,734  
   
Profit Sharing
$151.01 - $1,521  
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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$20,150 - $48,441  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Worker

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


For Manufacturing Workers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $27K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $32K. Manufacturing Workers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $33K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Manufacturing Worker generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $38K.

Experience Affects Manufacturing Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 19%