Manufacturing Worker Salary

Median pay for Manufacturing Workers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $14.95 per hour. Total cash compensation to Manufacturing Workers approaches anywhere from $22K on the lower end to $56K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $6K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Manufacturing Workers who answered the questionnnaire. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$21,003 - $95,923
$21K
$40K
$96K
MEDIAN: $39,998
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$10.56 - $23.00
$11
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MEDIAN: $14.95
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$0$95K
Salary $21,003 - $95,923
Bonus $225.00 - $5,500
Profit Sharing $122.34 - $5,106
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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$22,446 - $55,637
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 54
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $10.56 - $23.00
Hourly Tips $1.88
Overtime $15.32 - $35.95
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $225.00 - $5,500
Commission $3,500
Profit Sharing $122.34 - $5,106
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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$22,446 - $55,637
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 690

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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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There are some Manufacturing Workers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Manufacturing Production Managers, where earnings are an average $63K annually. Manufacturing Workers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Manufacturing Production Supervisors or Licensed Practical Nurses. The median paychecks in those roles 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 Bethlehem:
"Hose Manufacturing."
Pros: The flexibility of being close to my daughters school, and able to work the hours I need during the school year. The boss/owner likes me, and everyone gets along for the most part. I enjoy the work.
Cons: The company seems to be falling apart from the inside, too much negativity, and I dont make enough money.

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.

Manufacturing Worker in Lincolnton:
"Sucks."
Pros: The drive to work isn't very far, resulting in an economical commute.
Cons: Upper management seems to have no plan for success and unconcerned with safety or training.

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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 118 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
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 118 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 24%
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