Assembler Salary

Assemblers in the United States pull down an average of $13.54 per hour. Cash earnings for Assemblers — including $3K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $21K to $43K depending on individual performance. The particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and years of experience are driving factors as well. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Most Assemblers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$20,401 - $52,202
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$34K
$52K
MEDIAN: $33,863
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$9.93 - $19.10
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MEDIAN: $13.66
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$0$52K
Salary $20,401 - $52,202
Bonus $201.34 - $4,404
Profit Sharing $350.38 - $5,038
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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$21,056 - $43,612
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 81
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $9.93 - $19.10
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $14.51 - $28.23
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $201.34 - $4,404
Profit Sharing $350.38 - $5,038
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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$21,056 - $43,612
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,829

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 Tasks

  • Construct or assemble an entire product or component of a product.
  • Position, align, fasten and install piping, fixtures, or wiring and electrical components to form assemblies or subassemblies, using hand tools, rivet guns, and welding equipment.

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 Employer Salaries for Assembler


The Boeing Company, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc., Eaton Corporation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, and General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Assemblers. Assemblers flock to Ford Motor Company for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $51K lead the pack in compensation. Soaring salaries can also be found at The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corp, and General Electric (GE) Oil & Gas, where earnings of $42K, $37K, or $37K are standard for Assemblers.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Lowe's Home Improvement Inc. and Lowe's Companies, Inc are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $20K, $26K, and $28K.

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

National Average: $30,347

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 Santa Fe Springs:
"Easy work."
Pros: It's steady, predictable and easy.
Cons: A lot of wear on my hands. Humid environment, pays less than minimum wage. Little to no raises.

Assembler in Skokie:
"Assembler."
Pros: I get to assemble car parts, plus they have great benefits!
Cons: The pay is not good enough, considering I have to assembler and inspect jobs every wk.

Assembler in Oxford:
"Teamwork makes the dream work."
Pros: My Co-Workers are amazing people. My Boss is great. I work overtime whenever I want. I can go help the Tomahawk group if I want, and I can assist the Press as well if I need more hours. I know a lot of what I do & I'm very comfortable.
Cons: We get laid off at times because of issues with machining. Which kills my checks. We often get off to early too because we hit our #.

Assembler in Munnsville:
"Assembler."
Pros: How constant the work is. I am occupied most of the time which makes the day go by faster. Enjoyed helping others.
Cons: I wouldn't say too much bad comes with the job.

Assembler in Kings Mountain:
"The people."
Pros: The people and the work conditions and the hours.
Cons: The pay.

Assembler in Woodland:
"Working hard."
Pros: Consistent work.
Cons: Nothing.

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.

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Key Stats for Assembler

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 292 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Assembler Salaries

▲22%

▲11%

▲6%

National Average
$30,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Assembler Salaries

Tools
▲35%

Team Leadership
▲20%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲11%

▲4%



National Average
$30,000

Assembler
▼2%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼7%

Soldering
▼10%

Electronic Equipment Installation
▼14%

Assembly
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 292 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 25%