General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salary

A sizeable majority of General Manufacturing Foremen in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $19.44 per hour. The range in cash compensation to General Manufacturing Foremen ($32K to $82K) includes potential earnings of $8K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Most General Manufacturing Foremen like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$40,944 - $94,360
$41K
$59K
$94K
MEDIAN: $58,512
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$13.72 - $29.69
$14
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,944 - $94,360  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,150  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,109  
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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$32,167 - $81,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.72 - $29.69  
   
Overtime
$18.25 - $46.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,150  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,109  
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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$32,167 - $81,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 160

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Job Description for General Foreman, Manufacturing Production

General foremen in manufacturing production oversee production lines to ensure that they are functioning properly, which includes overseeing employees and ensuring that production quotas are met.

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General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Tasks

  • Oversee day-to-day production schedules, operational and plant activities.
  • Review engineering recommended process changes to ensure process is appropriate with operating goals.
  • Coordinate maintenance and repair of machines to avoid downtime and delays, ensure production process and machinery are in compliance with customer specifications and professional and safety standards.
  • Monitor budget and utilize operational resources, participate in safety program development.
  • Manage the selection, training and development of production staff.

Common Career Paths for General Foreman, Manufacturing Production


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Though some General Manufacturing Foremen move into positions like Plant Manager of Manufacturing (where the average salary is $82K), this progression is not the norm. Career advancement for the typical General Manufacturing Foreman often leads to becoming a Manufacturing Production Manager or an Operations Manager; median salaries in these positions are $12K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for General Foreman, Manufacturing Production

Pay by Experience for a General Foreman, Manufacturing Production has a positive trend. An entry-level General Foreman, Manufacturing Production with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 71 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A General Foreman, Manufacturing Production with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced General Foreman, Manufacturing Production which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 100 salaries. A General Foreman, Manufacturing Production with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 63 salaries.

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Key Stats for General Foreman, Manufacturing Production

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲10%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Skills That Affect General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salaries

People Management
▲27%

Manufacturing Fabrication
▲11%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲4%

National Average
$51,000

Welding
▼5%

Operations Management
▼7%

Equipment Maintenance
▼9%

Job Scheduling
▼9%

Team Leadership
▼25%

Machine Operation
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 26%