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First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers Salary

Median pay for Production & Operating Managers in the United States comes out to approximately $51K per year, but employers in New York pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $69K. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$34,802 - $78,492
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MEDIAN: $51,245
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$10.48 - $24.83
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,802 - $78,492  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,070  
Profit Sharing
$34.77 - $4,919  
Commission
$0.00 - $12,164  
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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$28,066 - $76,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,593
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.48 - $24.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.36 - $13.15  
Overtime
$14.60 - $40.25  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,070  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $12,164  
Profit Sharing
$34.77 - $4,919  
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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$28,066 - $76,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 851
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Job Description for First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers

A manager of production and operating workers, also known as a first-line supervisor, typically oversees 20 or more front-line employees. The workers under supervision of the first-line supervisor are most likely laborers that complete production on-site. The first-line supervisor must watch over these employees and ensure that high production speed and quality are met. They may at times need to hire new employees, as well as train new hires. Another important component of the job of a first-line supervisor is employee safety; the manager must ensure that all safety guidelines are met, and they develop and implement strategies to ensure a safe work setting, including identifying potential hazards on the job site.

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First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers Tasks

  • Inspect products for quality, defects, and problems with process, materials, equipment, or skills.
  • Evaluate, analyze, and assess production data, budgets, schedules, and other information
  • Supervise workers producing goods, including setting schedules and conducting trainings.

Common Career Paths for First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers


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Production & Operating Managers may experience if they take an upper-level role like Plant Manager of Manufacturing. The position pays an average $80K annually. The most common next step for a Production & Operating Manager is to become an Operations Manager or a Manufacturing Production Manager. The former position pays an additional $11K per year on average, and the latter position pays $14K more per year.

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Popular Skills for First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers


Survey takers working as Production & Operating Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Lucky workers who know People Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Microsoft Excel and Operations Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 8 percent and 25 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Training, Team Leadership, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Most people who know Leadership also know Team Leadership, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Training.

Pay by Experience Level for First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $39K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $46K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Production & Operating Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $57K.

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Experience Affects First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers Salaries



National Average
$47,000



Skills That Affect First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers Salaries

People Management
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National Average
$47,000




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 568 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 19%