Manufacturing Worker Salary

Pay for Manufacturing Workers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $13.99 per hour. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Manufacturing Workers who answered the questionnnaire. Most Manufacturing Workers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$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 (?
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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 (?
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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).
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$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. It is quite typical for Manufacturing Workers to transition into roles as Licensed Practical Nurses or Production & Operating Managers, where reported median earnings are $6K and $17K 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $28K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $31K. Manufacturing Workers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $35K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $40K.

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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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