General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salary

General Manufacturing Foremen in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $19.51 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 $88K on the high end. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,568 - $95,127
(Median)
$37K
$61K
$95K
MEDIAN: $60,852
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$12.91 - $29.75
(Median)
$13
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$36,568 - $95,127  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,284  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$32,071 - $88,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $29.75  
   
Overtime
$17.84 - $42.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,284  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$32,071 - $88,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Plant Manager of Manufacturing. The latter position pays an average of $81K annually. A common career progression for a General Manufacturing Foreman is to become a Manufacturing Production Manager or an Operations Manager. Compared to General Manufacturing Foremen, the first group earns $9K more on average, and the second group earns $6K more.

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General Manufacturing Foremen note just a narrow range 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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Welding.

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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $44K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $48K. General Manufacturing Foremen see a median salary of $56K after reaching one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average General Manufacturing Foreman generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $61K.

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Experience Affects General Foreman, Manufacturing Production Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
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National Average
$53,000

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

Operations Management
up arrow 38%

People Management
up arrow 11%

National Average
$53,000

Welding
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 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
29%

Common Health Benefits

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