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 $19.64 per hour. Incomes of General Manufacturing Foremen vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $10K cause paychecks to spread between $32K on the low end and $89K on the high end. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While close to a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Job satisfaction for General Manufacturing Foremen is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$40,032 - $95,404
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$40K
$61K
$95K
MEDIAN: $60,506
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$13.35 - $30.49
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,032 - $95,404  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,105  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,887  
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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$32,234 - $89,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 166
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.35 - $30.49  
   
Overtime
$15.49 - $44.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,105  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,887  
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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$32,234 - $89,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 205
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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

  • Monitor budget and utilize operational resources, participate in safety program development.
  • Manage the selection, training and development of production staff.
  • 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.
  • Oversee day-to-day production schedules, operational and plant activities.
  • Review engineering recommended process changes to ensure process is appropriate with operating goals.

Common Career Paths for General Foreman, Manufacturing Production


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General Manufacturing Foremen sometimes assume positions such as Plant Managers of Manufacturing. That role pays $81K per year on average. General Manufacturing Foremen typically move into roles as Manufacturing Production Managers or Operations Managers, and those positions pay $9K more and $6K 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $43K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $47K. On average, General Manufacturing Foremen make $56K following one to two decades on the job. General Manufacturing Foremen who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $62K.

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Experience Affects General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 37%

People Management
up arrow 21%

Welding
up arrow 20%

Manufacturing Fabrication
up arrow 6%

National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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