The average hourly pay for an Assembly Line Machine Operator is $13.53.
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Job Description for Assembly Line Machine Operator
Having heavy machinery to manufacture products at high speed is how we keep up with the demand for consumer products, and assembly line machine operators help keep business flowing by working with heavy machinery which can build products and prepare them for shipment within minutes. These operators must have in-depth knowledge of heavy machinery, how it works, and how to make the most of it, as well as how to assemble products and position parts in the correct order. They work primarily in larg…Read more
Assembly Line Machine Operator Tasks
- Operate and monitor assembly machines and machine controls.
- Maintain a safe and clean production area.
- Inspect products for measurement and quality and separate defective products.
- Ensure assembly machines are functioning properly and make required adjustments if the equipment malfunctions.
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Popular Skills for Assembly Line Machine Operator
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Skills in Machine Operation, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Troubleshooting, Safety Compliance and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Assembly Line Machine Operator
An entry-level Assembly Line Machine Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.19 based on 289 salaries. An early career Assembly Line Machine Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.11 based on 678 salaries. A mid-career Assembly Line Machine Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.06 based on 280 salaries. An experienced Assembly Line Machine Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.20 based on 193 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Assembly Line Machine Operator in their job title in Indianapolis, Indiana earn an average of 11.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Greenville, South Carolina (7.0% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (4.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (4.8% less) and Grand Rapids, Michigan (4.6% less).
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