General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salary

General Manufacturing Foremen in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $19.66 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 and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for General Manufacturing Foremen is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$38,932 - $93,809
(Median)
$39K
$61K
$94K
MEDIAN: $60,722
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$12.89 - $29.78
(Median)
$13
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,932 - $93,809  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,204  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,978  
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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$32,123 - $88,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.89 - $29.78  
   
Overtime
$17.71 - $42.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,204  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,978  
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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$32,123 - $88,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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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. When General Manufacturing Foremen are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Manufacturing Production Managers or Operations Managers. Those roles pay an additional $9K and $6K, respectively.

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Typical General Manufacturing Foremen report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Operations Management and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 38 percent and 11 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for General Foreman, Manufacturing Production

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


General Manufacturing Foremen with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $44K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $47K. General Manufacturing Foremen with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $55K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $61K.

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Experience Affects General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 38%

People Management
up arrow 11%

National Average
$53,000

Welding
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 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: 78% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 20%
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