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Assemblers

Assemblers - Wages & Trends

Wages vary by industry and area of the country. Wages also vary based on the worker's skill and level of education. The complexity of the machinery operated, and the products assembled also affects wages. In addition, wages may be higher for union members.

Benefits vary by employer. Most full-time precision assemblers receive benefits. Typical benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, and health insurance.

Electrical, electronic, and electromechanical assemblers, except coil winders, tapers, and finishers (SOC 51-2028)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $12.85 $15.79 $18.80
Yearly $26,724 $32,839 $39,111
    Champaign Area Hourly $15.78 $17.81 $20.89
Yearly $32,817 $37,034 $43,453
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $14.21 $17.25 $19.12
Yearly $29,561 $35,881 $39,769
    Cook County Hourly $12.38 $14.55 $17.75
Yearly $25,747 $30,262 $36,919
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $13.24 $15.86 $19.40
Yearly $27,531 $32,986 $40,355
    Du Page County Hourly $13.07 $15.56 $18.61
Yearly $27,194 $32,357 $38,714
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $12.89 $15.35 $19.63
Yearly $26,804 $31,933 $40,823
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $10.84 $11.98 $13.94
Yearly $22,542 $24,921 $28,989
    Lake County Hourly $14.56 $17.64 $23.99
Yearly $30,275 $36,698 $49,907
    McHenry County Hourly $12.04 $14.42 $18.21
Yearly $25,042 $30,004 $37,885
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $9.76 $11.34 $16.51
Yearly $20,310 $23,595 $34,351
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $14.37 $16.61 $18.48
Yearly $29,887 $34,543 $38,431
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $16.51 $20.91 $25.37
Yearly $34,346 $43,495 $52,772
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $13.66 $15.71 $17.92
Yearly $28,412 $32,675 $37,273
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $13.64 $16.24 $20.33
Yearly $28,374 $33,771 $42,285
    Rockford Area Hourly $12.51 $17.19 $21.04
Yearly $26,019 $35,749 $43,766
    Springfield Area Hourly $15.58 $17.28 $18.98
Yearly $32,399 $35,935 $39,481
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $13.46 $15.59 $18.04
Yearly $28,001 $32,434 $37,525
    Vermilion County Hourly $11.49 $14.03 $18.23
Yearly $23,893 $29,172 $37,915
    Will County Hourly $15.12 $17.95 $21.33
Yearly $31,441 $37,335 $44,375
United States Hourly $13.56 $16.74 $20.83
Yearly $28,200 $34,810 $43,320

Engine and other machine assemblers (SOC 51-2031)

Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $16.48 $20.69 $25.79
Yearly $34,280 $43,044 $53,648
    Champaign Area Hourly $9.64 $10.90 $12.90
Yearly $20,060 $22,676 $26,828
    Cook County Hourly $18.29 $23.85 $27.52
Yearly $38,041 $49,601 $57,246
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $16.29 $19.34 $23.68
Yearly $33,890 $40,229 $49,252
    Du Page County Hourly $25.36 $28.60 $31.58
Yearly $52,747 $59,489 $65,683
    Rockford Area Hourly $15.35 $17.25 $19.13
Yearly $31,931 $35,885 $39,787
United States Hourly $17.16 $21.95 $27.68
Yearly $35,690 $45,660 $57,570

Timing device assemblers and adjusters (SOC 51-2061)

Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $18.18 $24.93 $29.16
Yearly $37,814 $51,853 $60,657
United States Hourly $13.88 $16.87 $22.12
Yearly $28,870 $35,080 $46,010

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.