Assistant Production Manager Salary

Median pay for Assistant Production Managers in the United States is around $48K per year. In the world of Assistant Production Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $12K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $29K and $70K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Male Assistant Production Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 63 percent of professionals. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$31,307 - $70,687
(Median)
$31K
$48K
$71K
MEDIAN: $48,017
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$10.31 - $22.04
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$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,307 - $70,687  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,137  
Profit Sharing
$240.24 - $12,365  
Commission
$4,800  
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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$28,951 - $69,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 277
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.31 - $22.04  
   
Overtime
$12.87 - $32.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,137  
   
Commission
$4,800  
Profit Sharing
$240.24 - $12,365  
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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$28,951 - $69,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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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 often transition into Manufacturing Production Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Manufacturing Production Managers earn $62K per year.

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Assistant Production Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Microsoft Excel, Scheduling, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Production Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Project Management also typically command lower compensation. 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.


For many Assistant Production Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $40K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $47K. Assistant Production Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $55K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $61K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Assistant Production Manager Advice

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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 41%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Assistant Production Manager Salaries


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

National Average
$43,000

Scheduling
up arrow 3%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 17%

Production Management
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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