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Working as a Production Line Assembler

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a production line assembler. For example, did you know that they make an average of $11.69 an hour? That's $24,325 a year!

What Does a Production Line Assembler Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a production line assembler, we found that a lot of resumes listed 15.6% of production line assemblers included assembly instructions, while 15.5% of resumes included safety standards, and 15.0% of resumes included different departments. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the production line assembler job title. But what industry to start with? Most production line assemblers actually find jobs in the manufacturing and automotive industries.

How To Become a Production Line Assembler

If you're interested in becoming a production line assembler, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 9.9% of production line assemblers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 0.4% of production line assemblers have master's degrees. Even though some production line assemblers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a production line assembler. When we researched the most common majors for a production line assembler, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on production line assembler resumes include diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a production line assembler. In fact, many production line assembler jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many production line assemblers also have previous career experience in roles such as customer service representative or machine operator.

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Average Salary$24,325

Production Line Assembler Career Paths

Top Careers Before Production Line Assembler

Cashier
18.0 %

Top Careers After Production Line Assembler

Cashier
13.0 %

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Average Salary for a Production Line Assembler

Production Line Assemblers in America make an average salary of $24,325 per year or $12 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $27,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $21,000 per year.
Average Salary
$24,325

Best Paying Cities

City
Average Salary
Billings, MT
Salary Range22k - 30k$26k$25,820
Gainesville, GA
Salary Range18k - 24k$21k$21,406
Largo, FL
Salary Range18k - 24k$21k$21,163
$18k
$30k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Production Line Assembler
Production Line Assembler
Manpowergroup
Manpowergroup
01/29/2021
01/29/2021
$27,13101/29/2021
$27,131
Assembly/Production Line
Assembly/Production Line
Manpowergroup
Manpowergroup
01/29/2021
01/29/2021
$31,30501/29/2021
$31,305
Production Line Assembler-Immediate Openings
Production Line Assembler-Immediate Openings
Aerotek
Aerotek
01/21/2021
01/21/2021
$31,30501/21/2021
$31,305
Production Line Assembler
Production Line Assembler
Randstad
Randstad
01/20/2021
01/20/2021
$22,95701/20/2021
$22,957
Production Line Assembly
Production Line Assembly
Randstad
Randstad
01/11/2021
01/11/2021
$33,60101/11/2021
$33,601
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Production Line Assembler Demographics

Gender

male

50.8 %

female

43.9 %

unknown

5.3 %

Ethnicity

White

58.7 %

Hispanic or Latino

16.3 %

Black or African American

13.7 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

78.9 %

Polish

10.5 %

German

5.3 %
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Production Line Assembler Education

Majors

Business
22.2 %

Degrees

High School Diploma

52.6 %

Associate

15.3 %

Diploma

11.9 %
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Best States For a Production Line Assembler

1. Minnesota

Total Production Line Assembler Jobs:
277
Highest 10% Earn:
$37,000
Location Quotient:
1.73
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Iowa

Total Production Line Assembler Jobs:
188
Highest 10% Earn:
$34,000
Location Quotient:
2.09
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. Vermont

Total Production Line Assembler Jobs:
50
Highest 10% Earn:
$35,000
Location Quotient:
2.96
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Production Line Assembler Employers

1. Randstad USA
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$24,770
Production Line Assemblers Hired: 
28+
2. Ford Motor Company
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$24,765
Production Line Assemblers Hired: 
20+
3. General Motors
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$24,880
Production Line Assemblers Hired: 
15+
4. ManpowerGroup
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$25,494
Production Line Assemblers Hired: 
8+
5. Aerotek
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$25,086
Production Line Assemblers Hired: 
8+
6. Adecco
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$24,956
Production Line Assemblers Hired: 
7+

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Updated October 2, 2020