General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salary

Men represent the vast majority of General Manufacturing Foremen in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $19.52 per hour nationwide. Total cash compensation to General Manufacturing Foremen approaches anywhere from $32K on the lower end to $82K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $8K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most General Manufacturing Foremen report high levels of job satisfaction. While close to a fourth report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,830 - $95,137
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$58K
$95K
MEDIAN: $58,496
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$13.80 - $29.79
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$0$95K
Salary $40,830 - $95,137
Bonus $0.00 - $9,759
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,170
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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$31,729 - $82,140
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 88
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $13.80 - $29.79
Overtime $19.06 - $48.23
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,759
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,170
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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$31,729 - $82,140
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 149

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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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While not commonly seen, General Manufacturing Foremen who transition into a Plant Manager of Manufacturing position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Plant Managers of Manufacturing is $82K per year. 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 $9K 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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Q: What is it like working as a General Foreman, Manufacturing Production?

General Foreman, Manufacturing Production in Phoenix:
Pros: Being in the air and making people tree live longer.
Cons: I do not like to climb Palm trees.

General Foreman, Manufacturing Production in Beardstown:
"Rewarding."
Very competitive. Many fires to put out but rewarding on daily basis.

General Foreman, Manufacturing Production in Lima:
"This Job Could Be Improved With A Better Superintendent."
I would advise anyone considering employment in this field to research just who will be their direct superior.

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Key Stats for General Foreman, Manufacturing Production

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲10%

National Average
$50,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Skills That Affect General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salaries

People Management
▲27%

Manufacturing Fabrication
▲11%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲4%

National Average
$50,000

Welding
▼5%

Operations Management
▼7%

Equipment Maintenance
▼8%

Job Scheduling
▼9%

Team Leadership
▼25%

Machine Operation
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 24%
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