Average Early-Career Assembly Line Worker Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Assembly Line Worker is $12.61.
MEDIAN $12.61
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $18
$2 - $4,122
Profit Sharing
$125 - $6,000
Total Pay
$20,487 - $40,940

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Job Description for Assembly Line Worker

Assembly Line Worker Tasks
  • Assemble, attach, and test pre-manufactured components or parts.
  • Communicate with supervisors regarding warehouse inventory and maintain documentation.
  • Lift, handle, load, and unload products.
  • Prepare products for shipping.

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Career Paths

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Assembly Line Worker
Assembly Line Worker, Factory
Assembly Line Machine Operator
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Assembly Line Worker

Skills in Assembler, Training and Tools are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Machine Operation.

Pay by Experience Level for Assembly Line Worker

An entry-level Assembly Line Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.77 based on 70 salaries. A mid-career Assembly Line Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.47 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Assembly Line Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.78 based on 42 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Assembly Line Worker in their job title in Detroit, Michigan earn an average of 28.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Kansas City, Missouri (26.9% more) and Louisville, Kentucky (24.1% more).

Years of Experience

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