Manufacturing Worker Salary

The average Manufacturing Worker in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $13.46 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Manufacturing Workers. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Manufacturing Workers greatly outnumber their female counterparts.

$9.93 - $19.84
(Median)
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$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $19.84  
   
Overtime
$15.63 - $28.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
   
Profit Sharing
$798 - $1,458  
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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$21,350 - $47,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $27K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $32K. For Manufacturing Workers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $34K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $38K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 17%
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