Assembly Line Machine Operator Salary

For Assembly Line Machine Operators, hourly average wages total $13.15 per hour. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 66 percent of Assembly Line Machine Operators are male. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$18,581 - $50,000
$19K
$31K
$50K
MEDIAN: $31,096
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$9.95 - $17.38
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MEDIAN: $13.17
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$0$50K
Salary $18,581 - $50,000
Bonus $202.73 - $2,959
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$21,078 - $41,390
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $9.95 - $17.38
Hourly Tips $0.10
Overtime $14.47 - $26.61
Annual Data $0$41K
Bonus $202.73 - $2,959
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$21,078 - $41,390
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 538

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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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Assembly Line Machine Operator


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Assembly Line Machine Operators often transition into Production Supervisor positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Production Supervisors earn $51K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assembly Line Machine Operator

Pay by Experience for an Assembly Line Machine Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Assembly Line Machine Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 332 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assembly Line Machine Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 121 salaries. An experienced Assembly Line Machine Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 100 salaries. An Assembly Line Machine Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 23 salaries.

Assembly Line Machine Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assembly Line Machine Operator?

Assembly Line Machine Operator in Emporium:
"I am the machine so it sucks."
Pros: I would like it if they would give me a different positions has of right now nothing.
Cons: Nobody in the offices care about you and treat you like crap.

Assembly Line Machine Operator in Connersville:
"This place is a house of wolves."
Pros: It's close to home so I save on gas.
Cons: The people are all a bunch of immature dimwits who have to be babysat just to do basic job functions that should be common knowledge in any other factory.

Assembly Line Machine Operator in Tampa:
"Business of Quality."
Pros: The good is to see something you built to the best off your perfection hit the road off to you assume a satisfied customer.
Cons: The confusion between workers, the favoritism, the lack of compassion for the product we make.

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Key Stats for Assembly Line Machine Operator

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Assembly Line Machine Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

▲7%

▲6%

National Average
$29,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Assembly Line Machine Operator Salaries

Team Leadership
▲12%


National Average
$29,000

Machine Operation
▼1%

Safety Compliance
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 18%
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