Manufacturing Worker Salary

Manufacturing Workers in the United States can expect wages of $14.96 per hour on average. The range in cash compensation to Manufacturing Workers ($22K to $56K) includes potential earnings of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Manufacturing Workers who answered the questionnnaire. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$20,602 - $88,232
$21K
$40K
$88K
MEDIAN: $39,663
10%
50%
90%

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$10.69 - $23.17
$11
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.01
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$0$88K
Salary $20,602 - $88,232
Bonus $205 - $5,063
Profit Sharing $274 - $6,750
Commission $0.00
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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$22,746 - $55,865
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 103
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $10.69 - $23.17
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $15.49 - $37.07
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $205 - $5,063
Commission $0.00
Profit Sharing $274 - $6,750
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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$22,746 - $55,865
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,007

Job Description for Manufacturing Worker

Manufacturing workers are expected to have a robust set of skills, working knowledge of hand tools, and the dexterity and speed to keep up with rapidly-moving lines. They are generally tasked with loading and unloading items on the production line as well as removing them from carts, dollies, or skids as they arrive. They must also move from area to area and maintain working knowledge of each part of the production line.

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Manufacturing 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.

Common Career Paths for Manufacturing Worker


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While Manufacturing Workers do not often become Manufacturing Production Managers, the job pays $63K per year on average. The most common next step for a Manufacturing Worker is to become a Manufacturing Production Supervisor or a Licensed Practical Nurse. The former position pays an additional $18K per year on average, and the latter position pays $5K more per year.

Manufacturing Worker Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Worker

Pay by Experience for a Manufacturing Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Manufacturing Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 327 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Manufacturing Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 152 salaries. An experienced Manufacturing Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 125 salaries. A Manufacturing Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 57 salaries.

Manufacturing Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Manufacturing Worker?

Manufacturing Worker in Bowling Green:
"Good."
Pros: Decent work, great pay and people.
Cons: Mandatory overtime.

Manufacturing Worker in Dallas:
"I work in Sherman, Tx. Didn't see it in the list to choose."
Pros: I like working compressed work week where we work 12 hour shifts, 3 days one week and four days the next.
Cons:

Manufacturing Worker in Bethlehem:
"Hose Manufacturing."
Pros: The flexibility of being close to my daughters school, and able to work the hours I need during the school year. The boss/owner likes me, and everyone gets along for the most part. I enjoy the work.
Cons: The company seems to be falling apart from the inside, too much negativity, and I dont make enough money.

Manufacturing Worker in Statesville:
"Its tough sometimes just don't make enough money."
Pros: 2 shift is a little more laid back so I like that I get along well with everyone there.
Cons: Very dirty job hot in summer cold in winter.

Manufacturing Worker in Lincolnton:
"Sucks."
Pros: The drive to work isn't very far, resulting in an economical commute.
Cons: Upper management seems to have no plan for success and unconcerned with safety or training.

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Key Stats for Manufacturing Worker

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 191 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Manufacturing Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

▲12%

▲1%

National Average
$34,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Manufacturing Worker Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▲15%

forklift
▲9%


National Average
$34,000

Manufacturing Fabrication
▼1%

▼6%

Blueprints
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 191 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 23%