Assistant Production Manager Salary

Assistant Production Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $50K annually. Cash earnings for Assistant Production Managers — including $6K in bonuses and $12K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $30K to $77K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. For the most part, Assistant Production Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Assistant Production Managers (66 percent) survey respondents are male. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$32,048 - $76,645
$32K
$50K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,159
10%
50%
90%

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$11.15 - $24.77
$11
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.18
10%
50%
90%

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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$32,048 - $76,645  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $11,836  
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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$30,005 - $76,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 194
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $24.77  
   
Overtime
$17.00 - $38.01  
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $11,836  
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).
)
$30,005 - $76,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com

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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

  • Schedule workers and arrange work flow for optimum efficiency and production.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot production work.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Production Manager


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Advancing into a Manufacturing Production Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Assistant Production Managers, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $63K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Production Manager

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


Assistant Production Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $41K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $59K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $74K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,855

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Assistant Production Managers, busy Richmond offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 90 percent above the national average. Assistant Production Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Columbus (+24 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Portland (+10 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Austin Assistant Production Managers earning much less — 35 percent less — than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Phoenix and Dallas (27 percent lower and 25 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Assistant Production Manager

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Assistant Production Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲57%

▲26%

▲9%

National Average
$47,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Assistant Production Manager Salaries


National Average
$47,000

Microsoft Excel
▼3%


Scheduling
▼10%

Production Management
▼17%

Microsoft Office
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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