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

Median pay for Production & Operating Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $52K per year. Cash earnings of Production & Operating Managers — including $7K in bonuses, $5K in profit sharing proceeds, and $19K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $28K to approximately $77K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is experience level, followed by the particular city and the particular employer. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Production & Operating Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$35,215 - $79,207
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$79K
MEDIAN: $51,920
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$10.61 - $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
$35,215 - $79,207  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,006  
Profit Sharing
$2.79 - $4,932  
Commission
$0.00 - $18,907  
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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$27,822 - $77,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,507
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
$10.61 - $24.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.64 - $5.56  
Overtime
$14.67 - $40.46  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,006  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $18,907  
Profit Sharing
$2.79 - $4,932  
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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$27,822 - $77,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 844

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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. 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


Production & Operating Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with People Management, Project Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 8 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training, Team Leadership, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control. Those educated in Leadership tend to be well versed in 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $40K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $46K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $52K in this role. Production & Operating Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $58K.

Pay Difference by Location


Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Production & Operating Managers, 27 percent above the national average. Production & Operating Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+24 percent), Chicago (+22 percent), Houston (+15 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Orlando. Workers in Phoenix and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 4 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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Production Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Leadership
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 524 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

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: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 20%
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