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

Earnings for Production & Operating Managers in the United States come in at around $52K annually on average. With some bonuses approaching $6K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Production & Operating Managers spread between $28K and $77K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by experience level and the individual firm. Some workers in this field — close to a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Production & Operating Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of Production & Operating Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$35,410 - $79,254

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$10.67 - $25.28

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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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,410 - $79,254  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,456  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,986  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,750  
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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$28,024 - $77,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,468
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.67 - $25.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.36 - $10.64  
Overtime
$14.84 - $39.52  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,456  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,750  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,986  
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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$28,024 - $77,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 854
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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 who go on to become Plant Managers of Manufacturing may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Plant Managers of Manufacturing is $81K annually. Operations Managers or Manufacturing Production Managers are common next-step roles for Production & Operating Managers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Operations Managers is $11K higher on average, and it's $14K higher for Manufacturing Production Managers.

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


Production & Operating Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in People Management, Project Management, Operations Management, and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Production & Operating Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $46K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $52K. Production & Operating Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $58K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Production & Operating Managers, New York provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. Production & Operating Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+27 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), Houston (+18 percent), and Chicago (+16 percent). Production & Operating Managers in Pittsburgh earn salaries far below the national average by 33 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in Orlando and Phoenix earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

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What is it like working as a First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers?

First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Production and Operating Workers in Linwood:
"A True Italian Family."
Pros: Great Management, Great People, Flexible Hours, Reasonable Pay, Great Product.
Cons: High Stress, Some less then awesome co-workers.

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



National Average
$48,000



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

People Management
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Leadership
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Microsoft Excel
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Production Management
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National Average
$48,000




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 486 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 20%
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