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General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salary

Men make up the majority of General Manufacturing Foremen in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $19.53 per hour. Overall cash earnings of General Manufacturing Foremen stretch from $32K near the bottom to $88K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$38,306 - $95,360
(Median)
$38K
$61K
$95K
MEDIAN: $60,822
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$12.55 - $29.61
(Median)
$13
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$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,306 - $95,360  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,315  
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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$31,757 - $87,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.55 - $29.61  
   
Overtime
$17.66 - $42.95  
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.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,315  
   
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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$31,757 - $87,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 193

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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Plant Manager of Manufacturing. The average Plant Manager of Manufacturing brings home $81K per year. General Manufacturing Foremen moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Manufacturing Production Managers or Operations Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $9K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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General Manufacturing Foremen report a focused set of job skills. People Management and Welding are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for General Foreman, Manufacturing Production

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for General Manufacturing Foremen — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. General Manufacturing Foremen in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $44K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $48K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned General Manufacturing Foremen with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $61K.

General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Advice

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Experience Affects General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salaries

People Management
up arrow 10%

National Average
$53,000

Welding
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 19%
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