General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salary

Male General Manufacturing Foremen number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $19.50 per hour in the United States. In the world of General Manufacturing Foremen, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $32K and $84K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of General Manufacturing Foremen claim high levels of job satisfaction. About a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,271 - $93,992
$41K
$59K
$94K
MEDIAN: $58,662
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$13.95 - $29.94
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$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,271 - $93,992  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,759  
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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$32,424 - $83,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.95 - $29.94  
   
Overtime
$18.31 - $44.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,759  
   
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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$32,424 - $83,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 164

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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 it's uncommon, some General Manufacturing Foremen move into roles as Plant Managers of Manufacturing, where pay is an average $82K per year. General Manufacturing Foremen typically move into roles as Manufacturing Production Managers or Operations Managers, and those positions pay $12K more and $8K more, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for General Foreman, Manufacturing Production

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


For General Manufacturing Foremen, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $43K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $47K on average. General Manufacturing Foremen bring in $56K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $59K.

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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 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
26%
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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
▼15%

Skills That Affect General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salaries

People Management
▲27%

Manufacturing Fabrication
▲11%

National Average
$51,000

Operations Management
▼4%

Welding
▼5%

Equipment Maintenance
▼9%

Job Scheduling
▼9%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼11%

Team Leadership
▼25%

Machine Operation
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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