Assistant Production Managers in the United States can expect wages of $50K annually on average. In the world of Assistant Production Managers, overall income ranges from $30K near the bottom to $76K at the top; this can include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. There are more male Assistant Production Managers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 64 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Job satisfaction for Assistant Production Managers is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,724 - $75,115
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MEDIAN: $49,995
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$11.09 - $24.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,724 - $75,115  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,912  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $11,745  
Total Pay (?
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$29,835 - $75,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.09 - $24.57  
   
Overtime
$16.19 - $37.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,912  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $11,745  
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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$29,835 - $75,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 87

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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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It's not very common for Assistant Production Managers to move on to become Manufacturing Production Managers. Average pay for a Manufacturing Production Manager is $62K annually.

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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.


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 make $41K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $51K. Assistant Production Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $57K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $64K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,509

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

Surpassing the national average by 13 percent, Assistant Production Managers in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Assistant Production Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+12 percent) and Portland (+11 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Assistant Production Managers is geography, with workers in Austin earning a whopping 34 percent below the national average. Workers in Atlanta and San Antonio earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Assistant Production Manager

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
054
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Assistant Production Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Production Manager Salaries


National Average
$47,000

Microsoft Excel
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Scheduling
up arrow 4%


Production Management
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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