Manufacturing Worker Salary

Manufacturing Workers in the United States take home approximately $13.46 per hour on average. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. 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. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$9.93 - $19.84
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $19.84  
   
Overtime
$15.59 - $28.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
   
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 - $47,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $27K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $32K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Manufacturing Workers make a median salary of $34K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Manufacturing Workers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $38K.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

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
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 18%
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