Assistant Production Manager Salary

For Assistant Production Managers, annual average wages total $48K per year. Total cash earnings of Assistant Production Managers range from $28K on the low end to $68K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $23K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Male Assistant Production Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 61 percent of professionals. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$30,897 - $68,050
(Median)
$31K
$48K
$68K
MEDIAN: $47,688
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$10.27 - $21.29
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,897 - $68,050  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,057  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $22,510  
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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$27,880 - $67,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 247
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $21.29  
   
Overtime
$12.46 - $31.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,057  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $22,510  
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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$27,880 - $67,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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Job Description for Assistant Production Manager

Assistant production managers are often responsible for monitoring supplies, creating purchase orders, monitoring and supervising daily production, updating production methods, and making sure the work areas are clean and free of debris. They generally work under a production manager and are expected to help ensure compliance with workplace and government-mandated safety standards. Some assistant production managers have authority over supervisors and are in charge of evaluating, supervising, and training them. In addition, the assistant production manager coordinates operations with store managers and transportation directors in other departments. Working with vendors or other companies to manage product distribution is also required.

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Assistant Production Manager Tasks

  • Develop and enforce standard operating procedures for production, and ensure safety and quality goals are met.
  • Work with vendors to obtain materials and outsource jobs that cannot be done in-house.
  • Schedule workers and arrange work flow for optimum efficiency and production.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot production work.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Production Manager


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Assistant Production Managers who move on to become Manufacturing Production Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Manufacturing Production Managers get paid an average of $62K per year.

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Survey takers who work as Assistant Production Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Operations Management, Project Management, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office and Project Management. It is not unusual for someone who knows Operations Management to be familiar with Project Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Production Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $40K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $47K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. Assistant Production Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $61K on average.

Assistant Production Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Assistant Production Manager in Boise:
"Assistant Production Manager."
Work with all team members at store level. Be very kind to all team members. Realize that people are not perfect, we all make mistakes. Have fun, while still getting your job done.

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Experience Affects Assistant Production Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Assistant Production Manager Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$43,000


Microsoft Office
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 21%
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