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. Total incomes of Production & Operating Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $7K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $28K and $77K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but career duration and the specific company are influential factors as well. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Production & Operating Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Work is enjoyable for Production & Operating Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — one-fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,189 - $79,033
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$79K
MEDIAN: $51,849
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$10.68 - $24.97
(Median)
$11
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,189 - $79,033  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,836  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,952  
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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$27,954 - $76,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,460
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.68 - $24.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.36 - $10.64  
Overtime
$14.74 - $39.25  
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 - $6,836  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,750  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,952  
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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$27,954 - $76,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 849
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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.

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Production & Operating Managers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Plant Manager of Manufacturing. The latter position pays an average of $81K annually. Production & Operating Managers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Operations Managers or Manufacturing Production Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $11K higher and $14K higher, respectively.

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


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Training, Team Leadership, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Most people experienced in 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.


For Production & Operating Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $40K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $46K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Production & Operating Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $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 $58K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Production & Operating Managers, 27 percent higher than the national average. Production & Operating Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), Chicago (+18 percent), and Houston (+15 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Production & Operating Managers in Pittsburgh earning a whopping 33 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Orlando and 7 percent less in Phoenix, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 489 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
21%
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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