The average hourly pay for a Factory Worker is $14.01.
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What Do Factory Workers Do?
Factory workers normally work as a unit, and they are collectively responsible for the production of the goods that their factory makes. While they work as a team, they are also held individually responsible for their performance. Their responsibilities include maintaining a clean work environment and meeting a minimum output that has been specified by their employer.
Typical employers of factory workers are manufacturers that produce large quantities of goods. Factory workers may work first, …Read more
Factory Worker Tasks
- Load raw materials onto production lines.
- Inspect finished products for defects.
- Perform assembly and sub-assembly operations.
- Operate hand held equipment.
- Use pallet jacks to transport raw materials.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Factory Worker
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What Are Popular Skills for Factory Workers?
Skills in Machine Operation, Production Support and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Packaging and Assembler.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Factory Workers?
An entry-level Factory Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.95 based on 48 salaries. An early career Factory Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.24 based on 242 salaries. A mid-career Factory Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.06 based on 101 salaries. An experienced Factory Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.48 based on 82 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Factory Worker in their job title in Dayton, Ohio earn an average of 22.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toledo, Ohio (19.9% more) and Grand Rapids, Michigan (7.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Springfield, Missouri (34.5% less), Chicago, Illinois (16.1% less) and Columbus, Ohio (10.8% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 550 survey responses.