Average Manufacturing Worker Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Manufacturing Worker is $15.23.
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $23
$203 - $4,596
Profit Sharing
$101 - $6,750
$0 - $1,100
Total Pay
$23,209 - $53,242

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Job Description for Manufacturing Worker

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.

Job Satisfaction for Manufacturing Worker

3.3 out of 5
The top respondents for the job title Manufacturing Worker are from the companies Texas Instruments, Inc., W. L. Gore & Associates and General Electric Co (GE). Reported salaries are highest at BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC where the average pay is $27.11. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include W. L. Gore & Associates, earning around $20.75. Texas Instruments, Inc. pays the lowest at around $13.69. General Electric Co (GE) also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.26.

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Popular Skills for Manufacturing Worker

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

Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Worker

An entry-level Manufacturing Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.00 based on 71 salaries. An early career Manufacturing Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.16 based on 691 salaries. A mid-career Manufacturing Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.89 based on 304 salaries. An experienced Manufacturing Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.11 based on 298 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $19.
Employees with Manufacturing Worker in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 29.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cincinnati, Ohio (26.2% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (12.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (14.6% less), Portland, Oregon (4.4% less) and Dallas, Texas (1.9% less).

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