$33,470
Avg. Salary
$13.67
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$982

Bonus

$997

Profit Sharing

$0.00

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Assembler is $13.67 per hour.

The average pay for an Assembler is $33,470 per year.

$9.96
10%
$13.67
50%
$19.42
90%
MEDIAN $13.67
$21k
10%
$33k
50%
$52k
90%
MEDIAN $33,470
$20,849 - $52,477
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$33K
$52K
MEDIAN: $33,470
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$9.96 - $19.42
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$0$52K
Salary $20,849 - $52,477
Bonus $202 - $3,020
Profit Sharing $275 - $4,100
Commission $0.00
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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$21,099 - $43,684
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 139
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $9.96 - $19.42
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $14.41 - $28.72
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $202 - $3,020
Commission $0.00
Profit Sharing $275 - $4,100
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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$21,099 - $43,684
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,281

Job Description for Assembler

Assemblers are responsible for completing assembly tasks according to specific company instructions, including following plans and drawings for step-by-step assembly instructions and collecting and installing parts to create new products.

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Assembler Pay By Employer

$0$57K

$31,144

$20,489

$27,545

Medtronic, Inc.
14 profiles
$30,393

$36,370

$32,252

$27,512

John Deere
8 profiles
$38,285

$44,335

$23,712

Common Career Paths for Assembler


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For Assemblers, progressing to a Manufacturing Production Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Manufacturing Production Manager can earn $63K annually. Becoming a Factory Assembly Line Worker is, more often than not, the most common role that Assemblers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Factory Assembly Line Worker is $28K. Another frequent advance is for Assemblers to assume a Manufacturing Production Supervisor role; in this role, workers often take home $51K.

Assembler Job Listings

Popular Skills for Assembler


Assemblers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Tools, Team Leadership, and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 36 percent, 20 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Those listing Assembly as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Electronic Equipment Installation and Soldering also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Assembler also know Blueprints.

Pay by Experience Level for Assembler

Pay by Experience for an Assembler has a positive trend. An entry-level Assembler with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 1,160 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assembler with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 420 salaries. An experienced Assembler which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 303 salaries. An Assembler with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 138 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

14%

-1%

-6%

-10%

National Average: $30,041

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Assemblers, busy Fort Worth offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Assemblers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+26 percent), Rochester (+14 percent), Milwaukee (+7 percent), and Cleveland (+6 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Fresno Assemblers earning much less — 25 percent less — than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Colorado Springs (21 percent lower) and Pittsburgh (10 percent lower).

Assembler Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assembler?

Assembler in Akron:
"Underpaid for too much work."
Pros: I like to put together machines and actually watch them run.
Cons: Unrealistic time to get things out the door. Engineering is very bad at your job. I'm always fixing their mistakes. We put out so many machines to make millions of dollars for this company.

Assembler in Fort Wayne:
"It's ok."
Pros: It's ok it could be better? I mean that in a good way.
Cons: The respect from the team members and management.

Assembler in Kansas City:
"Wear and tear on body."
Stay in school don't settle for less.

Assembler in Norcross:
"The schedule."
Don't follow manufacturer instructions.

Assembler in Dayton:
"Put your personal life on hold."
Learn as much as you can and work as many hours as you can.

Assembler in Carpentersville:
Pros: Great coworkers and atmosphere to work in. The building is very clean & organized.
Cons: Very repetitive and puts a lot of stress on your hands. Also low pay considering you make high quality switches for aircrafts, Caterpillar, John Deere, & others.

Assembler in 46750:
"High Stress Factors Involved."
Never ever give up on the job, you have to be disciplined to do repetitive work each and every day. Do your best and good things do happen, such as additional overtime pay. Just stay with it.

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Key Stats for Assembler

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 596 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Assembler Salaries

▲23%

▲12%

▲7%

National Average
$30,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Assembler Salaries

Tools
▲36%

Team Leadership
▲21%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲12%

▲5%



National Average
$30,000

Assembler
▼1%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼6%

Soldering
▼9%

Electronic Equipment Installation
▼13%

Assembly
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 596 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 25%